COVID-19 pandemic in Guernsey

COVID-19 pandemic in the Bailiwick of Guernsey
Bailiwick of Guernsey coronavirus map.svg
Map of total confirmed cases by jurisdiction[note 1] as of 23 February 2021
  100–999 confirmed cases
  10–99 confirmed cases
  1–9 confirmed cases
  No confirmed cases or no data
Bailiwick of Guernsey coronavirus deaths map.svg
Map of deaths by jurisdiction[note 1] as of 23 February 2021
  10–19 deaths
  1–9 deaths
  No deaths or no data
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBailiwick of Guernsey
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseImported from Tenerife, Spain
Arrival date9 March 2020
(11 months, 3 weeks and 6 days ago)
Confirmed cases818[1][2]
Active cases49
Recovered767[2]
Deaths
14 confirmed as being due to COVID-19[2]
Fatality rate1.71%
Government website
covid19.gov.gg

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Bailiwick of Guernsey is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The Bailiwick has been successful in limiting and preventing the spread of the virus through a rigorous system of testing, tracing and isolating suspected and confirmed cases and requiring arrivals to self-isolate for 14 (or in some cases only 7) days.[note 2][4] The States of Guernsey co-ordinates the pandemic response[note 3] which has been praised for its transparency and clarity and held up as an exemplar of good communication.

Initially, the objective was to "flatten the curve", which refers to slowing the infection rate to decrease the risk of health services being overwhelmed and allow for the better management of cases until a vaccine or specific antiviral treatment is available. In early February 2020, preventative measures were recommended including hand washing, good respiratory hygiene, social distancing and avoiding non-essential travel. The Bailiwick's first case was identified on 9 March 2020 in Guernsey. Soon thereafter, emergency legislation was enacted and arrivals were ordered to self-isolate.[note 4] On 25 March 2020, following the first known instance of on-island transmission, a lockdown order was imposed. By late April 2020, the Bailiwick entered a six-stage phased release from lockdown and, by mid-May 2020, the States sought elimination of the virus. From late June 2020 to January 2021, life within the Bailiwick effectively returned to normal with no restrictions on gatherings and no requirements for people to socially distance or use face coverings.

On 23 January 2021, a second lockdown was imposed following the identification of four unexplained cases in the community, which has resulted in a second wave of community-seeded infections, greater in volume than the first.

The pandemic and the measures taken to contain its spread have caused socio-economic disruption in the Bailiwick, including an initial economic downturn compared to that seen during the 2008 financial crisis, triggering an economic recession. It has resulted in the postponement or cancellation of cultural, political and sporting events including the island's annual Liberation Day celebrations and its first island-wide election, and temporary closures of schools and colleges. During lockdown restrictions, initial fears of supply shortages resulted in panic buying and concerns were raised over worsening mental health and an increase in domestic abuse. Measures have been implemented by the States to mitigate the various wider impacts of the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases in the Bailiwick of Guernsey  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
2020202020212021
MarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNovDecDec
JanJanFebFeb
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-09
1(n.a.)
1(=)
2020-03-20
2(+100%)
2020-03-21
17(+750%)
2020-03-22
20(+18%)
2020-03-23
20(=)
2020-03-24
23(+15%)
2020-03-25
30(+30%)
2020-03-26
34(+13%)
2020-03-27
36(+6%)
2020-03-28
39(+8%)
2020-03-29
45(+15%)
2020-03-30
60(+33%)
2020-03-31
78(+30%) 1(n.a.)
2020-04-01
91(+17%) 1(=)
2020-04-02
97(+6.6%) 1(=)
2020-04-03
114(+18%) 2(+1)
2020-04-04
136(+19%) 2(=)
2020-04-05
154(+13%) 3(+1)
2020-04-06
165(+7.1%) 4(+1)
2020-04-07
166(+0.6%) 4(=)
2020-04-08
181(+9.0%) 5(+1)
2020-04-09
191(+5.5%) 5(=)
2020-04-10
200(+4.7%) 6(+1)
2020-04-11
209(+4.5%) 6(=)
2020-04-12
218(+4.3%) 6(=)
2020-04-13
219(+0.5%) 6(=)
2020-04-14
223(+1.8%) 7(+1)
2020-04-15
228(+2.2%) 8(+1)
2020-04-16
234(+2.6%) 9(+1)
2020-04-17
236(+0.9%) 9(=)
2020-04-18
239(+1.3%) 9(=)
2020-04-19
239(=) 9(=)
2020-04-20
239(=) 10(+1)
2020-04-21
241(+0.8%) 10(=)
2020-04-22
243(+0.8%) 10(=)
2020-04-23
245(+0.8%) 10(=)
2020-04-24
245(=) 11(+1[i])
2020-04-25
245(=) 12(+1)
2020-04-26
247(+0.8%) 13(+1)
2020-04-27
247(=) 14(=)
2020-04-28
247(=) 14(=)
2020-04-29
251(+1.6%) 14(=)
2020-04-30
251(=) 14(=)
2020-05-01
252(+0.4%) 14(=)
2020-05-02
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-03
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-04
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-05
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-06
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-07
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-08
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-09
252(=) 14(=)
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-12
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-13
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-14
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-15
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-16
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-17
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-18
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-19
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-20
252(=) 14(=)
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-24
252(=) 14(=)
252(=) 14(=)
2020-05-27
252(=) 14(=)
252(=) 14(=)
2020-09-07
253(+0.4%) 14(=)
253(=) 14(=)
2020-09-17
253(=) 14(=)
2020-09-18
254(+0.4%) 14(=)
2020-09-19
254(=) 14(=)
2020-09-20
255(+0.39%) 14(=)
2020-09-21
256(+0.39%) 14(=)
256(=) 14(=)
2020-09-25
256(=) 14(=)
256(=) 14(=)
2020-09-30
245(=) 13(-1[i])
256(=) 13(=)
2020-10-03
257(+0.39%) 13(=)
257(=) 13(=)
2020-10-08
258(+0.39%) 13(=)
258(=) 13(=)
2020-10-16
258(=) 13(=)
258(=) 13(=)
2020-10-19
258(=) 13(=)
2020-10-20
259(+0.39%) 13(=)
2020-10-21
260(+0.39%) 13(=)
2020-10-22
262(+0.77%) 13(=)
2020-10-23
265(+1.1%) 13(=)
265(=) 13(=)
2020-10-26
266(+0.38%) 13(=)
2020-10-27
266(=) 13(=)
2020-10-28
267(+0.38%) 13(=)
267(=) 13(=)
2020-10-31
268(+0.37%) 13(=)
2020-11-01
270(+0.75%) 13(=)
2020-11-02
271(+0.37%) 13(=)
2020-11-03
272(+0.37%) 13(=)
2020-11-04
273(+0.37%) 13(=)
2020-11-05
274(+0.37%) 13(=)
2020-11-06
278(+1.5%) 13(=)
2020-11-07
279(+0.36%) 13(=)
279(=) 13(=)
2020-11-10
282(+1.1%) 13(=)
2020-11-11
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-12
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-13
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-14
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-15
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-16
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-17
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-18
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-19
282(=) 13(=)
2020-11-20
283(+0.35%) 13(=)
283(=) 13(=)
2020-11-23
283(=) 13(=)
2020-11-24
283(=) 13(=)
2020-11-25
285(+0.71%) 13(=)
2020-11-26
286(+0.35%) 13(=)
286(=) 13(=)
2020-11-30
287(+0.35%) 13(=)
2020-12-01
287(=) 13(=)
2020-12-02
287(=) 13(=)
2020-12-03
288(+0.35%) 13(=)
288(=) 13(=)
2020-12-08
288(=) 13(=)
2020-12-09
289(+0.35%) 13(=)
2020-12-10
289(=) 13(=)
2020-12-11
289(=) 13(=)
2020-12-12
289(=) 13(=)
2020-12-13
289(=) 13(=)
2020-12-14
290(+0.35%) 13(=)
2020-12-15
291(+0.34%) 13(=)
291(=) 13(=)
2020-12-19
292(+0.34%) 13(=)
2020-12-20
293(+0.34%) 13(=)
2020-12-21
293(=) 13(=)
2020-12-22
293(=) 13(=)
2020-12-23
297(+1.4%) 13(=)
2020-12-24
297(=) 13(=)
2020-12-25
297(=) 13(=)
297(=) 13(=)
2020-12-30
298(+0.34%) 13(=)
2020-12-31
298(=) 13(=)
2021-01-01
299(+0.34%) 13(=)
2021-01-02
299(=) 13(=)
2021-01-03
300(+0.33%) 13(=)
2021-01-04
300(=) 13(=)
2021-01-05
301(+0.33%) 13(=)
2021-01-06
302(+0.33%) 13(=)
2021-01-07
302(=) 13(=)
2021-01-08
302(=) 13(=)
2021-01-09
304(+0.66%) 13(=)
2021-01-10
305(+0.33%) 13(=)
2021-01-11
306(+0.33%) 13(=)
2021-01-12
307(+0.33%) 13(=)
2021-01-13
308(+0.33%) 13(=)
2021-01-14
308(=) 13(=)
2021-01-15
309(+0.32%) 13(=)
309(=) 13(=)
2021-01-18
309(=) 13(=)
2021-01-19
309(=) 13(=)
2021-01-20
310(+0.32%) 13(=)
2021-01-21
310(=) 13(=)
2021-01-22
310(=) 13(=)
2021-01-23
314(+1.3%) 13(=)
2021-01-24
321(+2.2%) 13(=)
2021-01-25
359(+12%) 13(=)
2021-01-26
369(+2.8%) 13(=)
2021-01-27
391(+6%) 13(=)
2021-01-28
414(+5.9%) 13(=)
2021-01-29
449(+8.5%) 13(=)
2021-01-30
493(+9.8%) 13(=)
2021-01-31
539(+9.3%) 13(=)
2021-02-01
595(+10%) 13(=)
2021-02-02
615(+3.4%) 13(=)
2021-02-03
651(+5.9%) 13(=)
2021-02-04
672(+3.2%) 13(=)
2021-02-05
689(+2.5%) 13(=)
2021-02-06
711(+3.2%) 13(=)
2021-02-07
720(+1.3%) 13(=)
2021-02-08
741(+2.9%) 13(=)
2021-02-09
752(+1.5%) 13(=)
2021-02-10
760(+1.1%) 13(=)
2021-02-11
770(+1.3%) 13(=)
2021-02-12
782(+1.6%) 13(=)
2021-02-13
789(+0.9%) 13(=)
2021-02-14
797(+1%) 13(=)
2021-02-15
801(+0.5%) 14(+7.7%)
2021-02-16
804(+0.37%) 14(=)
2021-02-17
806(+0.25%) 14(=)
2021-02-18
808(+0.25%) 14(=)
2021-02-19
810(+0.25%) 14(=)
2021-02-20
812(+0.25%) 14(=)
2021-02-21
813(+0.12%) 14(=)
2021-02-22
817(+0.49%) 14(=)
2021-02-23
817(=) 14(=)
2021-02-24
818(+0.12%) 14(=)
Notes[ii]
  1. ^ a b Deaths recorded in the bar chart from 24 April to 30 September 2020 include one non-COVID-19 related death of a person who had previously tested positive (though this death is not included in the # of deaths column). From 30 September 2020 onwards, this death is no longer recorded in the bar chart and was removed from official statistics.
  2. ^ Data sourced from the dedicated States of Guernsey COVID-19 website.


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