A further 3 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight.
According to the latest figures released by Public Health England today (Thursday), the total number of COVID-19 cases identified locally now sits at 181. This is an increase of 3 from 178 cases on Monday.
The number of lab-confirmed cases remains fairly low in comparison to other areas, even after the launch of a testing facility at Medina Leisure Centre car park and home swabbing through the NHSX app. The difference to these daily statistics now compared to at the start of the pandemic is that everywhere can now be tested, no matter how severe the symptoms. Previously, only those hospitalised were being tested.
NHS England report that there have now been 33 coronavirus deaths in hospital, with the Office for National Statistics confirming a further 22 people have died in the community. This brings the total Isle of Wight death toll to 56, as of today.
35 hospital recoveries have been recorded, but it is unknown how many people within the community have recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive.