Another rise in official number of Isle of Wight confirmed Coronavirus cases

Residents are urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and help the NHS save lives

st mary's hospital

The number of confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has increased overnight from 53 to 56.

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.

Eleven passed away, nine recovered
Official data released by NHS England revealed that 11 people had died on the Isle of Wight after testing positive to Covid-19.

As of Thursday 9th April, nine 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: © Used with the kind permission of Auntie P

Monday, 13th April, 2020 4:22pm

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chartman

What I find irritating is that they rarely say how many have recovered and returned home.

Angela Hewitt

Chartman: this might help you https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?#countries
Also I have just learnt that the virus does not survive above 28 degrees C. This may explain why Europe is suffering so badly and Countries close to the Equator are not – just speculating. Although Greenland seem to be the exception. Maybe they are very healthy people and low spread out population and to cold to do much socialising!!

chartman

Thx. I notice UK doesn’t show ‘recovered’ figure!

Angela Hewitt

PS – perhaps they should turn the heat up in hospitals to 28-29 degrees C