Another 5 people have died at St Mary’s Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the Island’s pandemic total to 151.
To date, 97 Islanders have passed away in hospital – a number that is continuing to grow day by day as the NHS comes under increasing pressure. 41 people have died at St Mary’s this month alone.
Of the 151 Islanders that have died after testing positive for COVID-19 within the previous 28 days, 54 have died outside of the hospital environment.
The Government believe that the country is now past the peak of the latest wave with cases falling day by day, but the impact on hospitalisations is still being seen and is not expected to be truly known for another week.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme has seen millions of people receiving their first dose – a number that is expected to rise to in excess of 5 million later on today. It’s unknown how many people have been vaccinated on the Isle of Wight, although it is estimated to be around 20,000.