Rise in the number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases

The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches nearly 260,000

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The number of confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has increased from 189 to 194.

Anecdotally there have been more cases of Coronavirus in the community, with Island residents who are showing symptoms self-isolating.

The statistics
A total of 36 people have sadly died at St Mary’s Hospital after being tested for Covid-19. In addition, there have been 22 deaths outside the hospital setting.

As of 5th May, 25 people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital to have tested positive for Covid-19 have recovered and been discharged.

Find out more
A breakdown of national figures can be found on the Covid-19 Dashboard.

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

Residents continue to be urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and help the NHS 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.

Sunday, 24th May, 2020 9:02pm

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Mark L Francis
According to that august tome the Mail On Sunday, the only person they could find who had been alerted on the NHSX App was Bob Seely’s girlfriend. This is partly because there are not enough people with CV19 on the IOW (& parts of the mainland who have downloaded for the lols)who are not sitting at home or in a care home & thus not moving about… Read more »