Latest official number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases

As the national number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 129,044, there are more cases confirmed (from the hospital) for the Isle of Wight

doctor with stethoscope and face mask

The official number of confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen from 69 to 73 in the last 24 hours.

Anecdotally there are many more cases of Coronavirus in the community – including in care homes – with Island residents who are showing symptoms self-isolating. Only those attending the hospital are currently being tested and counted.

15 people have recovered
As of 16th April (the last date figures were provided by the IW NHS), 15 people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital to have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and been discharged.

A total of 14 people have sadly died after being tested for Covid-19

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

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: Ashkan Forouzani under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 5:18pm



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Barring knowing there are sadly 14 who have succumbed to Covid-19 and 15 who have recovered the overall figure of 73 is completely meaningless because the CEO of the NHS Trust states “numbers are in single figures”. So does this mean that those tested positive that don’t need hospital treatment have gone home? Without clarification what’s the point of this data!


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