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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Hospitalised with Covid-19 only (FOI)

Hospitalised with Covid-19 only (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 September 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please could you let me know how many people have been admitted to Jersey General hospital with Covid-19 alone since 1 January 2020 to 19 July 2021?

Therefore, it was because of COVID-19 that there were taken to and admitted to hospital and not that they were taken and admitted to hospital for something else and then when they entered the hospital they tested positive for Covid-19. Please break this information down per month and also advise whether they were unvaccinated, had one vaccine dose or had both does of the Covid-19 vaccine and there ages?


The table below shows admissions to the General Hospital with a positive test result two weeks before admission or at any point after admission but before discharge, or where clinical coding on discharge includes a Covid ICD-10 code in the primary position.

Due to the small numbers involved, it is not possible to provide a monthly breakdown to avoid breaching the privacy of individuals involved. Article 25 (personal information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.


​No swab - Coded as Primary Diagnosis COVID

​Positive swab - No coding information

​Positive swab - Coded as Primary Diagnosis COVID

​Positive swab - Coded Primary Diagnosis not COVID

​2020 From February​5​16​58​50
​2021 to July​5​43​259​

Note that clinical coding is performed at or soon after the point of discharge so patients still in hospital or recently discharged from hospital may not yet have been coded.

Following an extensive review of systems, it has been concluded that the information on vaccination status, as requested, is not held in recorded form. To answer the request, the data would need to be extracted from various sources and manipulated. Aside from taking more than the prescribed 12.5 hours to do that work, the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 does not require a Scheduled Public Authority to manipulate data in order to provide a response. Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.

Articles applied

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

(2) Despite paragraph (1), a scheduled public authority may still supply the information requested on payment to it of a fee determined by the authority in the manner prescribed by Regulations for the purposes of this Article.

(3) Regulations may provide that, in such circumstances as the Regulations prescribe, if two or more requests for information are made to a scheduled public authority –

(a) by one person; or

(b) by different persons who appear to the scheduled public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign,

the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them.

Article 25 -Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

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