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Lowest Death Rate Since 2014

Covid-19 accounted for 7% of all deaths in Jersey in 2020. That compares to 12% in England and Wales.

Covid-19 was the fourth leading cause of death in Jersey last year. It was the first in England and Wales.

750 deaths were recorded in total, which is the lowest number since 2014.

The average age at death was 79.

60% of deaths were because of cancers and circulatory system diseases.

Covid-19 accounted for 7%.  The virus was mentioned on 55 death certificates and recorded as the underlying cause for 49 deaths.

Just over half (55%) of Covid deaths occurred in hospital.

“The decrease in number of deaths from illnesses and diseases other than Covid-19 could have been a result of shielding and keeping our vulnerable at home through lockdowns and restricting movement within the community. GPs worked closely with vulnerable Islanders at the start of the pandemic to monitor health and ensure they were keeping well.

“In Jersey, Covid-19 was the fourth leading cause of death as it accounted for 7% of all deaths, compared to England and Wales where Covid-19 was the number one leading cause of death. I believe this is testament to how well our community came together, followed the Covid-19 guidelines, and supported one another in keeping our Island safe, particularly at a time when we didn’t have access to vaccination yet. The past year has been difficult for all Islanders and we must continue to keep each other safe as we adapt to life alongside Covid-19.” - Health Minister, Deputy Richard Renouf.

More details of the Jersey Mortality Statistics 2020 can be found here

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