Six deaths involving covid-19 have been reclassified as deaths due to covid in the latest statistics released by the States of Guernsey on Tuesday.
The States told Express that subsequent clinical coding by the Office for National Statistics had confirmed that the underlying cause of these deaths was covid-19.
Now, there are 23 individuals recorded as dying due to covid, whilst 24 individuals are classified as additional deaths involving covid.
The total number of local deaths from the pandemic remains unchanged.
There are currently 199 known active cases of the virus in the Bailiwick, with less than five individuals in hospital who recently tested positive.
Pictured: Case numbers have remained low since a large spike in early spring of this year.
Speaking to Express, Dr Nicola Brink – Director of Public Health – said of the current covid situation: “We are where we expected to be."
“We are learning to live responsibly with COVID-19 as an endemic infection in the Bailiwick. This is in line with how we manage other respiratory tract infections.
“The combination of vaccines, natural immunity, drugs, and treatments have brought the infection fatality rate, which was extremely high for older people, to a much lower level.
“This means that our situation is much more stable. We also have fewer hospital admissions which, again, is encouraging.”
But Dr Brink stressed that the virus has not disappeared, and vigilance continues to be required.
Pictured (top): Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health.
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