Another new case of coronavirus has been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, as well as the confirmation of the death of a care home resident locally.
The latest figures available show that a case of COVID-19 was confirmed on Friday 7th August. This is in addition to the 2 new cases from 8th August, as previously reported by Island Echo.
A total of 3 new cases have been identified in August so far alongside 2 cases at the end of July – on 27th and 31st. That means in just 2 weeks alone 5 cases have been linked to the Isle of Wight.
86 people across the Isle of Wight have now died with coronavirus, 43 of which have been within the care home setting. 39 deaths have occurred within hospital, 3 at home and 1 at Mountbatten Hospice.
426 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been identified on the Island since the pandemic began.