Isle of Wight NHS Trust have confirmed that two men have died at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight who tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19/C19).
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two men.
Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:
“Two patients have sadly died at St Mary’s Hospital having had laboratory confirmed positive test results for COVID-19.
“The two men were in their 70s and 80s and both had underlying health conditions.
“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”
The number of confirmed cases on the Isle of Wight has now reached 10 – this includes the two men who sadly passed away.
Stay at home
The message from the Government continues to be Stay at Home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms
Government Covid-19 guidance: Stay alert and stay safe
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently (video tips).
It is recommended that you maintain at least a two metre gap (about 6.5ft) from people who are not from your household.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
6.20pm 28th Mar 2020 – Number of confirmed cases on the Island added