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).
It is recommended that you maintain at least a two metre gap (about 6.5ft) from people who are not from your household.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.