Small rise in 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

hospital ward with beds

The official number of confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen by four to 36.

Anecdotally there are many more cases of Coronavirus in the community, with residents showing symptoms and self-isolating. Only those requiring hospital treatment are currently being tested.

Five passed away, five recovered
Earlier today the Isle of Wight NHS Trust announced that a fifth person had passed away after testing positive to Covid-19.

As of today, Tuesday 7th April, five people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital who had tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered and been discharged.

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 home 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, 7th April, 2020 7:34pm

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

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Stuart George

Small rise? It’s 12½%.

JossS

Sadly won’t stay that way for long with selfish people still being allowed to ignore Government guidance.

Spartacus

Not explained correctly

JossS

Not sure how SG gets 12.5%? Population of circa 141,538 (cases currently 36) so 0.0002543%. If as anticipated this rises to say 212 that’s 0.15%. Still too many sadly.

Stuart George

There were previously 32 cases so a rise of 4 is 12½%.

JossS

Just adds confusion!

Spartacus

?