37 people have now died from COVID-19 whilst in hospital on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest figures released today (Tuesday).
NHS England have confirmed that the latest coronavirus fatality at St Mary’s Hospital occurred on 23rd May. Since the start of May the total number of coronavirus-related deaths at St Mary’s has increased by 8 from 29 to 37.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 26 people have died outside of the hospital environment, bringing the Island’s total death toll to 63. 35 hospital recoveries have been recorded, but it is unknown how many people within the community have recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive.
As of 25th May, 196 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on the Isle of Wight.
Nationally, the coronavirus crisis is being brought under control with a steady decline in the number of deaths and new cases.