CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL INCREASES TO 10 ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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10 people have now sadly died on the Isle of Wight having tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, it has been confirmed by NHS England this afternoon (Easter Sunday).

The latest victims died at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on Thursday (9th April), taking the death toll from 8 to 10.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has not yet issued a statement confirming the ages of those who have died, which it would normally do.

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Official figures from Public Health England show that there are a total of 53 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the Isle of Wight as of 12th April.

As of Thursday, 9 people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital to have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and been discharged.

Nationally, the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 stands at over 84,000. There have been at least 10,612 deaths across the country.

The British Army has been brought in to help reconfigure St Mary’s Hospital to create an additional 200 beds. Meanwhile, 4 refrigerated containers have brought over to act as a temporary mortuary, should the need arise. However, the number of new cases on the Island is not skyrocketing as could have been expected.

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So sad about so much.
So sad about so much.
9 months ago

It’s frightening, said on news today that UK could be worse affected in all of europe. Yet people are not keeping to the instructions. One old woman was pushing close past everyone waiting in a long outside queue at Waitrose on Thursday, she had taken one of the smaller trolleys and put plants in it and tried to just push her way into the store at the front of the queue, but the security stopped her and took the plants out and put them into one of the large trolleys, – for some reason they wanted everyone to have a… Read more »

Marian Kalley
Marian Kalley
Reply to  So sad about so much.
9 months ago

Maybe that lady about 70 years old, lives alone and has no one to shop for her.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  Marian Kalley
9 months ago

She didn’t have to push past everyone to get into the store first no matter how old she is

So sad about so much.
So sad about so much.
Reply to  Marian Kalley
9 months ago

Maybe she lives alone, maybe not, the fact is the government instructed everyone over seventy to not go out, not for any reason, not even to get exercise or to get shopping, and to phone one of the numbers provided if they had no one to shop for them. Also one is supposed to only shop for essentials, this woman was putting potted plants in her trolley (so hardly “essentials”) and pushing closely past everyone as she wound her way up through the long queue until she got to the top and then just tried to walk through everyone to… Read more »

All very sad
All very sad
Reply to  So sad about so much.
9 months ago

It has always amazed me how the government gets the people to blame each other for what is actually governmental failure. We will undoubtedly be the worst effected country but when you compare us to Germany for instance who have a test and traced policy from day one of this outbreak and geared up an already very effective healthcare system it’s little wonder their loss of life is low and ours already surpassing most in Europe. Reading these comments everyone is focusing on what your neighbours are doing, have you forgotten your politicians stating not many weeks ago “our NHS… Read more »

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  All very sad
9 months ago

Do you think the government care what you think? Or even about you? You have a shock coming to you.

Nige
Nige
9 months ago

All seams a bit hush hush to me what else arnt we being told mmmmmm

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Nige
9 months ago

Careful nige, you are on the edges of being a conspiracy person,a nutter,that thinks there is an agenda. Steady, now put the BBC on or better still go to the government website, because that’s where you will get the truth from,as always .watching with interest.

All very sad
All very sad
Reply to  Mr justice
9 months ago

Mr justice, A Government website, the BBC AND truth? is that possible. I remember all the rubbish relating to “protect and survive” in the event of a nuclear holocaust, or more recently a Tory MP force feeding his daughter a hamburger to demonstrate that mad cow disease would not cross over to humans. Sadly it did and more sadly his poor daughter was a vegetarian!

mr justice
mr justice
Reply to  All very sad
9 months ago

All very sad. I’m not sure you got sarcasm here my friend. If you have noticed my previous posts on this subject ( as very sad as it is) you would see I’m far from believing anything the bbc say or the government. If your over 50 like my self, life experience tells you what lies the government has produced in the past. I’m not denying a virus, only the way it’s being manipulated. Watching with interest

All very sad
All very sad
Reply to  mr justice
9 months ago

Thanks mr justice, got you now…I’ve been under house arrest too long and run out of beer! x

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Nige
9 months ago

They maybe waiting to get in contact with relatives. Any delay is either this or an issue with death certificate. Stop reading too much into it. No conspiracy here…

Annonymous
Annonymous
9 months ago

Is the increase due to people still not adhering to the lockdown guidelines? I know a lot of people have been seen partying together in private gatherings, or so I am told. If this is true you all have the blood of these people on your hands.

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Annonymous
9 months ago

That kind won’t worry over the ‘blood on their hands’ so long as a joint is in one, and a beer awaiting. Such is the youth in the UK, created by weak laws, and mostly by making parent(s) ‘better off’ by having children that are not really wanted, but because the state provides a home and income, getting pregnant for someone who would never otherwise do ‘well’ in life anyway, is a ‘good choice’ now. Fact If choosing to have a child meant the womb owner was financially worse off, was less likely to have a home provided, and had… Read more »

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Jay
9 months ago

Labour made being a mum a career choice. And once you are in this situation it is hard to get out. I know a few that want to and could work 40 hours but would be worst off and so work just 20.

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