4 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight in the past 24 hours, the latest data from Public Health England reveals.
The total number of COVID-19 cases identified locally now sits at 185 as of today (Friday). This is an increase of 4 from 181 cases on Thursday. The infection rate is 130.7.
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 35 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 57, 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.