Small rise in number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases

The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches 289,140

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

The number of confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has increased to 201.

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 38 people have sadly died at St Mary’s Hospital after being tested for Covid-19. In addition, there have been 39 deaths outside the hospital setting.

The number of people on the Isle of Wight having recovered and been discharged from hospital, now stands at 47.

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.

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Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 5:18pm

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3 Comments on "Small rise in number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases"

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Angela Hewitt

Stats: cases on ISLE OF WIGHT 201 of which 77 have passed away = 38.3% death rate.
UK 289.046 cases of which 40,883 have passed away = 13.9% death rate
In my opinion either there are far more unrecorded cases on the Isle of Wight or we can’t cope. Any other ideas?

chippy2

Ref Angela’s question: Perhaps it is simply the IOW average age is higher than total UK? doesn’t anyone know ages of those who have died here? Of course ages are known but not collated for general knowledge. And of course if they were mostly elderly that increased chance of underlying health problems.