3 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 RECORDED ON THE ISLAND

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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.

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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.

 

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Clare
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I think we will all have to adapt our lives around CV, I don’t believe we will find a vaccine in order to put an end to it.

We have never found a vaccine for the common cold or flu, I hope I’m wrong, but it’s not looking good.

Jimmy
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There is a vaccine for flu. It comes out every year.

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and it only works part of the time, as it is based on the strain that circulates the southern hemisphere in their winter –

Andy
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Hope I’m not going mad, but today is Thursday and yesterday was Wednesday!
The government don’t seem a lot better – our appalling death’s figure was published, yesterday (Wednesday), but our total number of Corona virus cases seemed to go down, from Tuesday and although an increase in cases of 2472 was reported, yesterday (Wednesday), this was not reflected in our overall totals. Hence today’s total, probably not being that accurate.
Hard to know who to believe!

Jimjam56
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The government want 100,000 tests a day to be done, however you can’t have a test unless you have symptoms? Surely we should all be tested because some people don’t show symptoms do they? They are the ones who are most dangerous because they’re spreading it around aren’t they? Should we all go Andrew get the test or not ?

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no – freedom of choice is paramount.

Jerry
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I wonder how many more cases the island would have had if the “fixed link” supporters had their way. We may bemoan the ferry services, however I can’t help but think what a blessing in disguise they are.

Smithy
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Or would be if they questioned travellers! Or had powers to enforce only essential travel!

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ferries have no right to poke their noses into the business of travellers – that is private. This is not a police state.

Perhaps tesco staff start asking why you are buying food and why aren’t you in your home in newport instead of shopping in Ryde.

after all, the distance from newport to ryde is over 7 miles, whereas the solent ferry routes are about 4.5 miles

Kami
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There’s a pretty good article in Bloomberg about rates of infection versus symptoms. The data from the Diamond Princess wasn’t massaged by any government unlike any country I know of. People were stuck on it for a good long time as well. The implications are sobering.
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-05-21/diamond-princess-s-coronavirus-cases-reveal-pattern-of-disease

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People need to remember, this virus is still active. Keep the 2 metre distance wherever we go, INCLUDING THE BEACH, PARKS etc and keep good hand hygiene. A lot of people thought this would go away after a short while, it HASN’T and yes, sadly people are still dying from this deadly virus and they are not all elderly. Stay alert, be sensible, if you can’t be sensible and follow the distancing guidelines, STAY AT HOME! Some people may have the virus but not show any symptoms, it’s called being Asymptomatic.

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thanks dad – yawn

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Reply to Not Disclosed: I suppose your one of the “don’t give s toss” anymore. Grow up and wake up

Mark
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Well put opinions matter.

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Thanks Mark!

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I agree, Opinions Matter, too many nasty, do-exactly-as-they-like-and-nothing-is-going-to-stop-them types around, totally uncaring if they infect anyone by their actions.

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