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2023 Covid-19 statistics (FOI)

2023 Covid-19 statistics (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 September 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please provide information on the number of people with Covid-19 virus, in Jersey, each month since the beginning of 2023?


In addition, please provide a detailed breakdown of the different Covid variants that have been detected in Jersey over the same period.



The number COVID-19 cases confirmed by PCR testing are shown in the table below. However, it should be noted that the PCR testing offer for the general population ceased at the end of January 2023. PCR testing is now for clinical purposes only (for example, when clinically indicated amongst hospital patients). As a result, please be aware these numbers are not representative of COVID-19 cases in the population as a whole.  

MonthConfirmed Positive COVID cases (PCR)
January 2023589
February 202366
March 202381
April 202337
May 202362
June 202311
July 20238
August 202327

More information can be found in the monthly Epidemiological Report which can be accessed via the link below:

Epidemiological Report.pdf (


COVID swabs are not routinely sent to be analysed for variant type. Article 3 of the Freedom of information (Jersey) Law 2011 therefore applies as the requested information is not held by the Government of Jersey. 

Article applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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