Another rise in official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases

The rise is not unexpected after the IW NHS Trust CEO said last week that we would, “definitely see more cases in the coming days, weeks and months”

Hospital bed

The official number of confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen by two to 38.

Anecdotally there are many more cases of Coronavirus in the community, with residents showing symptoms and self-isolating. Only those requiring hospital treatment are currently being tested.

Six passed away, five recovered
Earlier today the Isle of Wight NHS Trust announced that a sixth person had passed away after testing positive to Covid-19.

As of today, Wednesday 8th April, five people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital who had tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered and been discharged.

A breakdown of national figures can be found on the Covid-19 Dashboard.

Residents are urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and protect the NHS.

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: mdominguezfoto under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 5:45pm



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Covid dashboard is here

If you scroll right down to bottom right of the page there is a link to the data (broken down by local areas)