Second person dies in Jersey after contracting coronavirus

A second person has died of coronavirus in Jersey.

Health and Community Services say the patient, who was in their 70s, had underlying, long-term health conditions and contracted the virus while being treated. They had been cared for by the health authorities for 'some time'.

The person's next of kin have been informed and are being supported.

The first coronavirus-related death in the Channel Islands was confirmed on Thursday 24 March.