Another rise in the number of Covid-19 deaths in Isle of Wight care homes

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected, as well as with all care staff and NHS staff working hard to help save lives

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Figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics show 43 people have now sadly died after testing positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) in care homes, at the hospice or at home – up by four from the previous week’s statistics.

Data for residents who die in a care home, hospice or at home are not included in the daily figures released by NHS England, which relates only to deaths in hospital. The current number for those that have died in hospital has remained at 39 since 11th June.

Care home deaths
Data collected for deaths that occurred up to 5th June 2020 but were registered up to 13th June 2020, reveal there have been four new C19 deaths registered at care homes on the Isle of Wight, bringing the number up to 39 since the outbreak begun.

According to Public Health England nearly 40 per cent of care homes on the Island have either had positive tests of Coronavirus or have reported symptoms.

Other settings
The figures for those who have died at home (three) or at the Hospice (one) after testing positive for Covid-19 remains the same.

Total deaths and confirmed cases
As of 11th June, 39 people have been recorded as dying in St Mary’s hospital, bringing the total number of fatalities after testing positive for Covid-19 to 82.

The number of lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the Isle of Wight currently stands at 202.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected, as well as with NHS staff 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, 16th June, 2020 11:22am



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3 Comments on "Another rise in the number of Covid-19 deaths in Isle of Wight care homes"

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Why has the number of Covid deaths in care homes and in the community on the isle exceeded the number of Covid deaths in our hospital?

Is it because infected elderly people are being left to die rather than being treated?

I don’t know what the reasons for these figures are. But perhaps it’s because people who were living in care homes but who were in hospital during the early stages of the pandemic back in March were ordered out of hospital by the government, and when they and their fellow-residents became ill with Covid-19 (because the government said there was no reason to worry, they could be… Read more »
Angela Hewitt

I have been thinking that for a long time Kerry. Also the percentage of deaths per number of people on the Island recorded as having contracted the virus is massively high. We protected the NHS but not the elderly.