His death is the first of a Covid patient during the 'second wave' of the pandemic in Guernsey.
The States, the Civil Contingencies Authority, Health & Social Care staff and all those involved in the Covid-19 response expressed their sympathies to the friends and family for whom this will be 'an impossibly tragic time'.
Chair of the Civil Contingencies Authority Deputy Peter Ferbrache said: 'There really are no words to describe how awful this news is.'
Having lived a near-normal life for so many months before the current lockdown, islanders may have felt like the virus could not hurt us in Guernsey again.
'But it can, and now it has,' Deputy Ferbrache said.
To the family of the man whose life is lost, he could only express my very deepest and heartfelt condolence, though was sure that would be of little comfort right now.
'I hope we do not see any more lives lost to Covid-19, but the danger this virus presents is serious.
'If there was any doubt of the importance of staying at home, reporting symptoms and taking every possible precaution, there should be none now.
'This is how we protect the lives of those we love and we must maintain our resolve to see it through.'