The official number of confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen from 58 to 67 in the last 24 hours.
Anecdotally there are many more cases of Coronavirus in the community – including in care homes – with Island residents who are showing symptoms self-isolating. Only those attending the hospital are currently being tested and counted.
15 people have recovered
As of 16th April, 15 people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital to have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and been discharged.
A total of 13 people have sadly died after being tested for Covid-19
A breakdown of national figures can be found on the Covid-19 Dashboard.
Residents continue to be urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and help the NHS save lives.
Government Covid-19 guidance: Stay alert and stay safe
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently (video tips).
It is recommended that you maintain at least a two metre gap (about 6.5ft) from people who are not from your household.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
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