Rise in official count of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Coronavirus

As another death is recorded, our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the NHS staff who are working hard to help save lives

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According to data from NHS England, one more Isle of Wight resident has been recorded as passing away after being tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total to 33.

The latest death was recorded as taking place on Saturday 15th May 2020.

Latest figures
The latest official figures for Isle of Wight NHS Trust patients who have tested positive for Coronavirus stands at 169.

Anecdotally there are many more cases of Coronavirus in the community – including care homes – with Island residents showing symptoms and self-isolating.

In addition, 14 deaths have been recorded outside the hospital setting.

See OnTheWight’s explainer article on understanding the Covid-19 figures that are released by NHS England and Public Health England.

Our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the NHS staff who are 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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Sunday, 17th May, 2020 2:17pm

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5 Comments on "Rise in official count of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Coronavirus"

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tony

Another day, another Coronavirus Downing Street Brief, and yes, we are still ‘ramping up’ the ‘ramping up’.

In truth, we’ve been ‘ramping up’ for months and months now. Has anyone checked whether, or not, the government has enough ‘ramps’.

ukdave
Even on the Island, as an example, they have built a makeshift Coronavirus extension to the hospital. It hasn’t been used yet though, fortunately, as the number of cases has been low enough for the existing hospital to manage without it. Same nationally for the “Nightingale” hospital. Extra staff too. So yes, I think the ramping up has been successful. Of course we still are not certain… Read more »
henry

ukdave, it has been at the expense of cancelling ALL elective surgery, because St Mary’s had been ground into the floor by years and years of underfunding, to purely drive through the STP agenda, and was running on fumes when the pandemic hit.

Hardly a success story ukdave.

ukdave

Well you can’t say the government didn’t focus on coronavirus enough and in the next breath say they focused on it too much. But yes, I would hope that now we are starting to get some decent statistics, GP surgeries will get their act together and planned surgeries will get going again.

Jeff

When they were preparing an old, closed ward at St. Mary’s (yes, the one where the lift didn’t work so they put a scissor lift in the broken lift shaft!) they also brought in several refrigerated containers which to be used as temporary morgues.