Although the Government announced there were three currently confirmed cases Coronavirus (Covid-19/C19) on the Isle of Wight, there has been a sharp increase overnight.
The number of confirmed cases has increased to eight Isle of Wight NHS Trust Chief Executive, Maggie Oldham, told Isle of Wight Radio this morning.
“I can tell you without doubt we will definitely see more cases in the coming days, weeks and months.
“People are saying to me that they think living on the Island means we are more protected than the mainland and I want to emphasise that we are expecting to see a lot more cases in the coming days.”
A breakdown of national figures can be found on the Covid-19 Dashboard.
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.
Source: IW Radio
8:58pm 26th Mar 2020 – Changed typo in excerpt
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