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