Number of Covid-19 deaths in Isle of Wight care homes rises again

The number of deaths after testing positive for Covid-19 at Isle of Wight care homes has seen an increase. Our thoughts are with all those affected

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Figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics show 26 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.

Care home deaths
Data collected the number of deaths which occurred by 15th May, but not registered until 23rd May.

Four new C19 deaths were registered at care homes on the Isle of Wight between 8th and 15th May, bringing the number up to 22 since the outbreak begun.

According to Public Health England a third 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 26th May, 37 people had died in St Mary’s hospital, bringing the total number of fatalities after testing positive for Covid-19 to 63.

The number of lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the Isle of Wight currently stands at 194.

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, 26th May, 2020 3:16pm



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Angela Hewitt

Tonight, Worldometers stats’ state the UK has 4,043 new cases as well as the 134 deaths. Deaths thankfully coming down but new cases going up. Yesterday new cases as far as I can recall was around 1,300