Another Isle of Wight resident has died after testing positive for Covid-19

This is the first Covid-19 death in two weeks. Our thoughts are with all families and friends, as well as NHS staff who are working hard to help save lives

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According to data from NHS England, one more Isle of Wight resident has been recorded as passing away after being tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total to 39.

The death was recorded on 6th June 2020.

Latest figures
The latest official figures for Isle of Wight NHS Trust patients who have tested positive for Coronavirus stands at 201.

Anecdotally there are many more cases of Coronavirus in the community – including care homes – with Island residents showing symptoms and self-isolating.

47 patients being treated at St Mary’s Hospital have recovered and returned home.

In addition, 39 deaths have been recorded outside the hospital setting. Bringing total number of deaths to 78.

See OnTheWight’s explainer article on understanding the Covid-19 figures that are released by NHS England and Public Health England.

Our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the NHS staff who are working hard to help save lives.

Government Covid-19 guidance: Stay alert and stay safe
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently (video tips).

Social distancing
It is recommended that you maintain at least a two metre gap (about 6.5ft) from people who are not from your household.

Seeking advice
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Image: Jez Timms under CC BY 2.0

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 2:24pm



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4 Comments on "Another Isle of Wight resident has died after testing positive for Covid-19"

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What has been the effect of the lockdown in terms of health, jobs, relationships, everything, on Isle of Wight residents?


If it has saved at least some lives, who cares?


So people who will die because they won’t get a diagnosis for cancer, or another condition, until too late – they don’t matter? People whose businesses have been ruined – they don’t matter? The mental health problems of a great many people – they don’t matter? I’m just scratching the surface here. There are so many things to be taken into consideration.

Angela Hewitt

Yes it all matters. But would you be asking the same questions if Lock-down hadn’t happened?