Now 11: Official count of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Coronavirus

As the number of Isle of Wight residents recorded as dying after testing positive for Coronavirus reaches double figures, the message from the Government is to continue to stay home and help the NHS save lives

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Three more Isle of Wight residents have been recorded as passing away after being tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19), say the Isle of Wight NHS Trust bringing the total to 11.

Two of the deaths were recorded on Thursday 9th – the third on the Saturday 11th April.

Official figures
The latest official figures for Isle of Wight NHS Trust patients who have tested positive for Coronavirus is 53 (these are only the numbers from the hospital).

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.

As of 9th April, nine people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital who had tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered and been discharged.

Gearing up for increase in cases
Last weekend the Scots Guards arrived on the Island to help with the reconfiguration of St Mary’s Hospital.

Maggie Oldham, the CEO of Isle of Wight NHS Trust recently stated,

“I can tell you without doubt we will definitely see more cases in the coming days, weeks and months.”

Our thoughts are with family and friends of all the families.

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: annie spratt under CC BY 2.0

Monday, 13th April, 2020 2:09pm



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