Big increase in Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases, official figures show

This is the biggest jump so far of confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases. Residents are urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and help the NHS save lives

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The number of confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has jumped overnight from 45 to 53.

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.

Eight passed away, nine recovered
On Friday the Isle of Wight NHS Trust announced that an eighth person had passed away 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.

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Sunday, 12th April, 2020 4:15pm

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8 Comments on "Big increase in Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases, official figures show"

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prof
Even with the “massive” increase that still only works out at 0.04% of the island’s population Infected and 0.006% deaths. These percentages, like the totals they are based on are, of course, complete rubbish. We only count cases that are serious enough to get tested and ignore the vast majority of cases which have only minor symptoms or none at all. The actual number of infected people… Read more »
jarundel

The COVID – 19 Sympton Tracker is an app already being used by over two million three hundred thousand people to report their symptoms or to say that they are well. It is for research, but will give a clearer picture of community infection.

Angela Hewitt

I can’t help but think this is also meaningless. They may be well on the day complete the tracker but not well the next day. So the next day they complete the tracker to say unwell and distort the figures – or are they removed from they was well list??
And what about those that are asymptomatic??

Angela Hewitt

Apparently it is far more sophisticated than my comments above. You will get notified via text if you have been in close proximity with someone with the virus and told to self isolate if not already doing so – as should be the case. Although asymptomatic will still be a problem.

prof
The app has a few technical issues that need ironing out. For example it uses bluetooth which passes through walls so will see you as being within 2m of someone even though they might be in different room or even a different house. People living in high density accommodation such as blocks of flats could find themselves getting a lot of false positive pings even if they… Read more »
YJC

Anyone know what the situation is for appointments at St Mary’s?
Presume they are all cancelled?
Haven’t seen anything offical.
Obviously not attending but don’t want “did not attend” on record if supposed to still go. .

Rockhopper

I would say that first call would be to phone the hospital. If you have an appointment already made and it is cancelled, you should have communication from the hospital. It depends what it is for and whether the team caring for you has been seconded to care for Covid-19 cases, as I understand it.

chartman

You should ring and clarify. I guess you don’t have to go if you have concerns for your safety….