12 people have now died after testing positive for coronavirus COVID-19, according to official figures.

Information released by NHS England shows that the number of deaths recorded locally has increased from 11 to 12.

The latest victim, a man in his 80s, died at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on Sunday 12th April.

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Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at St Mary’s Hospital and had tested positive for COVID-19 has now died.

“The gentleman was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.

“His family have been informed and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

There are now a total of 56 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the Isle of Wight as of 13th April – a number expected to increase later this afternoon.

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As of today, 13 people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital to have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and been discharged.

Nationally, the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 stands at 93,873 (as of 14th April). There have been 12,107 deaths.

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Furloughed Frank
Furloughed Frank
1 year ago

Sad, and sadder still, like the stabbings in London, at first, lots of shock, horror, and comments, then, given a few days, hardly a murmur, and it just becomes ‘accepted’ part of living in the UK watching our once pleasant lives deteriorate year on year.

Let’s hope there are not too many more, but fear, ONCE lock down is over, the amounts will really take off here. Hope I am wrong.

Whilst eighty is a fair age, it is the nastiness of dying from something that should never have occurred and the horrific death and lack of any family which adds to the cruelty of this vile disease.

RiP whoever you are.

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