Rise in number of Coronavirus deaths in Isle of Wight care homes

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 33 people have now sadly died after testing positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) in care homes, at the hospice or at home – up by seven 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 up to 22nd May, but were registered up to 30th May.

Seven new C19 deaths were registered at care homes on the Isle of Wight between 15th and 22nd May, bringing the number up to 29 since the outbreak begun.

According to Public Health England more than 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 2nd June, 38 people have been recorded as dying in St Mary’s hospital, bringing the total number of fatalities after testing positive for Covid-19 to 71.

The number of lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the Isle of Wight currently stands at 199.

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, 2nd June, 2020 12:48pm


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The vulnerabilities of care homes was well understood ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, so how, and more importantly ‘why’, was this allowed to happen?


correct Tony, the vulnerabilities were known before C.O.V.ID.
International best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, explains how hospitals dumped thousands of coronavirus patients into care homes where vulnerable, sick old people were unprotected. In many countries more than half of all coronavirus deaths were in care homes.

Rhos yr Alarch

Nothing seems to be improving despite the lockdown, which is particulaly concerning given that lockdown is now easing. What is being done to identify the continuing problem, and to help with whatever issues there must be…?