Small rise in number of official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases

The latest rise comes as St Mary’s Hospital gears up for a increase of positive cases over the coming days and weeks

st mary's hospital

There are now 19 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight according to official figures from the Government.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust confirmed earlier today (Friday) that five patients who had received treatment at St Mary’s Hospital have returned home, but sadly that a gentleman in his 90s testing positive for the virus had passed away.

Hospital ramping up
St Mary’s hospital are gearing up for an increase in cases over the coming weeks.

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

Residents are urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and protect the NHS.


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.

Image: © Used with the kind permission of Auntie P

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:04pm

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9 Comments on "Small rise in number of official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases"

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mrsmith
Kerry, please remove a zero, my mind can’t cope with inaccurate multiplication at the moment! Angela, nice to see you referring to a scientific paper but please stop trying to convince everyone they should be sharing your level of fear based on speculative figures. According to multiple online data sources the national statistics are currently around 560 confirmed cases and 53 deaths per million of the population.… Read more »
chartman
+1. In line with what I’m seeing/estimating. The Island appears to be well ahead of ‘the curve’. Let’s keep it that way! We still need a few more weeks of this isolation regime contrary to what the Gov ( and Trump) are saying.I might be wrong and I don’t want to be seen as a doom monger,but I think schools will be out until September. Maybe they… Read more »
kerry

They are only testing hospital cases. The Government rule of thumb is to multiply the official total by 1000, in which case there are in the region of 1900 people now infected on the island, or put another way, over 1% of islanders have COVID-19

jon101

Are the tests specific to covid 19 or are they (as I’ve read) only sensitive to the corona virus.

Angela Hewitt

There is a scientific paper by Nuffield that has not been peer reviewed that suggests a nasal sample is more efficient at detecting the virus than a (throat) test

chartman

I don’t think anyone in authority is saying whether the tests being carried out produce any false positives or false negatives. Those who know about PSA tests will know that these uncertainties exist…

Angela Hewitt

so, if there are 100 confirmed cases, multiply that ……..!!

chartman
That is NOT correct. The consensus of opinion is that the multiplier of ‘confirmed’ to ‘possible’ infections is between 25-30.I have been watching the rise here… It has not quite doubled in 7 days to 19.Worst case, that would equate to ~ 475-570 who are infected. We are lucky on this island because of the thinly spread population compared to somewhere like London or New York.That doesn’t… Read more »
chartman

Now we’re in serious trouble. No, I’m not a doom monger…the facts are clear. Recent reported cases show a doubling in 3 days. Wake up everyone. Maybe those ignoring instructions are either deaf, thick or can’t read.Or all three….and will likely be the first to complain that nurses/doctors didn’t do enough the save their loved one that they just killed….