Covid-19 deaths with no other contributory causes (FOI)
Covid-19 deaths with no other contributory causes (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 March 2021.
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Since November 2019 to February 2021, how many people have died of Coronavirus as the only cause of death on Jersey?
‘Only’ meaning not death where pneumonia, for example, was the actual cause.
Not cases of death ‘with’ Covid-19.
The 'Cause of Death’ section on a death registration consists of four sections (1a, 1b, 1c and 2) for conditions which together present a narrative of the person’s state of health at the point of their death. This is provided so as to give comprehensive details of the conditions that lead to a person’s death. Only those conditions which caused the death are included. Any condition which a person is suffering with at the time of their death but did not cause the death is not included. For example:
1a. The disease or condition that lead to the death (eg Respiratory Failure)
1b. Antecedent causes (eg Pneumonia)
1c. Morbid conditions giving rise to the above causes (eg Covid-19)
2. Other significant conditions contributing to the death but not related to the disease or condition causing it (eg Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Between November 2019 and February 2021, two deaths were registered with no other causes of death under sections 1b, 1c or 2.
In those two cases, the Cause of Death section was registered as follows:
1a. COVID-19 Pneumonia
1a. COVID-19 Pneumonitis with Superimposed Bacterial Pneumonia