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 267,240

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The number of confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has increased by just two, from 194 to 196, in the last couple of days.

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 37 people have sadly died at St Mary’s Hospital after being tested for Covid-19. In addition, there have been 26 deaths outside the hospital setting.

As of 26th May, 35 patients being treated at St Mary’s Hospital have recovered and returned home.

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.

Image: Vincent Ghilione under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 4:59pm



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