2 CARE HOME COVID DEATHS RECORDED ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

2 care home residents living on the Isle of Wight have sadly died after contracting COVID-19, according to the latest official data.

A total of 142 people have now died on the Isle of Wight within 28 days of testing positive for COVID, with 34 of those deaths occurring in January so far.

Of the 142 deaths, 88 have occurred at St Mary’s Hospital, 50 people have died in care homes, 3 at home and 1 at the hospice.

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It’s worth noting that although 2 people died in care homes on the Island in the week ending 8th January having tested positive for COVID, 11 other people died in the same week.

Admissions to hospital and deaths are set to continue in the coming days and weeks with pressure mounting on the NHS. Critically ill patients are now being transferred off-Island by helicopter, as previously reported by Island Echo.

It is an improving picture on the Island in terms of the number of cases with the lockdown having a positive effect on transmission. The Isle of Wight is now considered to be the 17th worse affected area in the country, down from being 4th.

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All-knowing
All-knowing
5 months ago

I hope ALL care home staff are vaccinated now.

They often earn little, work hard, and have far less respect than those just answering a phone yet, because they work for the N HS have good wages, better PPE, and have early access to the vaccine.

Treat the needy first, as without them such homes will collapse, whereas some phone operator for the worried will hardly come close to the real work that care home workers endure daily.

Mygod
Mygod
Reply to  All-knowing
5 months ago

Hi what work do you do may I ask

All-knowing
All-knowing
Reply to  Mygod
5 months ago

You may ask, yet what it has to do with anything I am unsure. I work as a carpenter/joiner, but know many who are working in environments far more dangerous than many N h s staff who are just sat in offices, yet being applauded for doing far less for far more money and perks than many other people who are risking their health and that of their families for. Whilst those at the front line of the N h s cannot be in anymore danger and deserve praise and help, many workers are ‘riding’ on the coat-tails of such, whilst doing little more than playing with their phones whilst paying lip service to the ‘distressed’ phoning for assurance and help. Whilst such gain an early vaccination, despite not being at any greater risk than most workers, those working hard and in danger in care homes are still waiting, which… Read more »

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  All-knowing
5 months ago

Well said

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  All-knowing
5 months ago

Hancock and SAGE are ignoring evidence of licensed and cheap drug Ivermectin as effective prevention and cure for Covid-19 in order to push unlicensed, emergency approved, expensive, experimental treatments. WHY?

Skeptic
Skeptic
Reply to  Real Islander
4 months ago

Ivermectin doesn’t have enough evidence to prove its effectiveness against Covid-19. More clinical trials are needed. This has been noted on numerous occasions by different authorities.
Check out the official Covid-19 treatment guidelines for more information. It also comes with plenty of references on the trials that have been performed.
For an added extra, check out clinicaltrials gov, which also shows tests performed by the US, once again stating it’s ineffectiveness to date.

I would post the links themselves but my comment wasn’t approved by IE. Free speech apparently needs auditing.

Fred
Fred
5 months ago

I hope when this is all over, when ever that will be, that our MP recognises the work of the care home staff and throws a party in their honour.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Fred
5 months ago

I think they all would prefer a pay rise worthy of the work and hours they do not a party!

Tom Philips.
Tom Philips.
Reply to  Fred
5 months ago

Yes, a party, that will fix all their issues with low pay, long hours and poor working contracts, a party, ffs.

Despondant
Despondant
5 months ago

Some deaths are being registered as covid when they’ve not been tested and have obviously died of an on going illness but may have had a symptom such as a cough. The range of symptoms is getting bigger so could apply to anything. It’s easier for G.Ps to register the death as covid especially in care homes because then they don’t have to go into the carehome .

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Despondant
5 months ago

And some deaths are not being registered as covid as the person has died after the 28 days

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Despondant
5 months ago

Its after they have tested positive within the last 28 days please read the article before commenting.

Liz
Liz
Reply to  Despondant
5 months ago

Call too all sheep….why are you thumbing down perfectly true postings?your all thick stupid and brain washed.even for a bad post they get a thumbs up !!! Crazy

Tim C
Tim C
Reply to  Liz
5 months ago

Yeah, real intellegent input Liz. Just a slur of insults, well done.

SRichards
SRichards
5 months ago

Were these 2 people sadly sent back to the care homes from hospital knowingly infected like many were last year. It was reported yesterday that this is happening again.Surely this government is not so stupid as to let this happen again!

Julie Emery
Julie Emery
5 months ago

They are putting ‘covid’ as the cause of death but bear in mind they didn’t die because of Covid. My partners family asked for a post mortem when their mother died and they changed the official cause from ‘covid’ to ‘kidney failure’. It’s one big lie.

SRichards
SRichards
Reply to  Julie Emery
5 months ago

Yes you’re right no one seems to have died from anything other than covid this past 12 months.It is to keep the numbers up, and no more deaths than any other year either how strange!2018 saw a lot more deaths from flu but that never gets mentioned!

Black rat
Black rat
Reply to  SRichards
5 months ago

And TROLL 2 returns.

Liz
Liz
Reply to  SRichards
5 months ago

Another true post…thumbs down???clear off here if your that stupid

Tim C
Tim C
Reply to  SRichards
5 months ago

Your claims of 2018 are not verifiable. Public Health England estimates that across the 2017/18 flu season there were around 22,000 deaths associated with flu in England. There are claims on social media of 64,000 people which is incorrect. That is a checkable figure.
Whilst reporting the true number of deaths from covid 19 is a difficult task and of course some inaccuracies will enviably occur, the statistics speak for themselves. In April and may of 2020 the death rate was double that of the five year average and currently it is up by a third. These spikes cannot be misidenfication of other causes. You can see from the following chart:-comment image
This chart is taken from the following source:- https://news.sky.com/story/covid-news-live-latest-uk-updates-during-lockdown-12192114
Other sources on the 2018 flu death rate are from here:- https://fullfact.org/online/october-2020-flu-covid-pandemic/

Red squirrel
Red squirrel
5 months ago

Why does it take so long for IE to pass certain posts yet others that are clearly from Covididiots and upsetting so many families get through their so called edit.

The Original Lady Dunstanding
The Original Lady Dunstanding
5 months ago

I know a lady who, as a civil servant working for the council, has her £100 pension contribution not only matched, but doubled by our local authority. £300 per month in her pension pot. She is a teacher who cannot work because schools are shut. Are nurses, police officers, and the staff in civvy covid central Boot’s getting the same treatment? Perhaps, but the carers won’t be, ever! They are considered the lowest by the elite until it is time to have someone wipe your relatives’ arse. Then, hey presto! You care, because you want their house and call in those poor sods who actually have a vocation, not a career.

Last edited 5 months ago by The Original Lady Dunstanding
Mr justice
Mr justice
5 months ago

If your all to lazy to find out yourselves, then that’s your problem. This report is in the MSM.

Tim C
Tim C
Reply to  Mr justice
5 months ago

I’m not too lazy, I’ll go check anyones claims if given the source of information. Sadly you never show the sources of your information.

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Tim C
5 months ago

Daily mail online

Skeptic
Skeptic
Reply to  Mr justice
5 months ago

Ah, the immortal words of a conspiracy theorist. “Here is my claim! But you have to go and “research” it yourself. I’m not showing you proof of what I’ve said. But it’s true. And your idiots because you don’t know it. But I won’t show you it. Google it. Sheep”

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Skeptic
5 months ago

You ask for proof I told you where it is! Blimey does your mum still wipe your nose?

Skeptic
Skeptic
Reply to  Mr justice
5 months ago

What, the Daily Mail online and some random guy on YouTube? Are you kidding… ?

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Skeptic
5 months ago

The TROLL spoke volumes Skeptic when he mentioned the daily mail he is indeed laughable, maybe he should google the word TROLL to find out his true meaning in life.

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  red squirrel
4 months ago

Have you bothered to check? No ! So your opinion is void!! So back up the tree to get your nuts!

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Mr justice
4 months ago

Check your fake news in a rag like the mail and to trust everything you hear on youtube etc, you sir are the one that needs to climb the tree as you are truelly nuts as well as a troll.

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Skeptic
4 months ago

So what is your daily info intake to keep you up to date about what’s going on!?

Dave
Dave
5 months ago

I wish they would list what the ‘ underlying problems’ are, and not just say Covid..

Mrs Marks
Mrs Marks
Reply to  Dave
4 months ago

I would like to know how many are left with massive issues as this is worrying to me.

Mr justice
Mr justice
4 months ago

Yeah,as I thought. The sheep on here are quick to slag someone off who is willing see all sides of a debate, but not do it themselves. To lazy and to dumb! Well I will be back to see your pathetic excuses for the covid 21 ,that’s around the corner! Oh,and of course, the financial collapse, but of course that would be a conspiracy! Ha ha

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