Rise in number of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Covid-19

As another death is recorded, our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the 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 37.

Latest figures
The latest official figures for Isle of Wight NHS Trust patients who have tested positive for Coronavirus stands at 194.

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

In addition, 22 deaths have been recorded outside the hospital setting. Bringing total number of deaths to 59.

As of 26th May, 35 patients being treated at St Mary’s Hospital have recovered and returned home.

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.

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Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 3:00pm

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