Alderney records first Covid-related deaths

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Alderney had seen just one Covid-19 case before an outbreak in July

Two people with Covid-19 have died in hospital in Alderney.

The people died over the weekend in the island's Le Mignot Memorial Hospital, the States of Guernsey has confirmed.

They are the first Covid-related deaths to be recorded in Alderney, which currently has 19 active cases of the virus.

Before 16 July, the island had experienced just one case of coronavirus - who was already self-isolating having arrived in the island.

Five people remain in hospital in Alderney with the virus. There are 128 active cases in the whole of the Bailiwick.

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