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12th January 2021, 14:50

Another death of an ERS patient with Covid is confirmed

Another death of an Elderly Residential Services patient related to COVID-19 has been confirmed.

The resident was a man aged 95 – 100 years old, who died last night of old age. The resident had tested positive for COVID-19 on 3rd January 2021, although COVID-19 was not the cause of death. This has been reported in Tuesday's statistics as a death with COVID-19.

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, says the loss of any member of our community for any reason is extremely saddening and his thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the deceased.

He said we must not become complacent despite the vaccination rollout, adding that immunity can take weeks to develop, and precautions must continue to be taken.