The number of people who have died from, or at least with, COVID-19 has now hit 261 following 7 further deaths in the community and 1 at St Mary’s Hospital.
According to the latest data, a total of 140 deaths have been recorded in hospital, 109 in care homes, 8 at home and 1 at the hospice since the start of the pandemic almost a year ago. 2 deaths have also been recorded ‘elsewhere’ and 1 in a ‘other communal setting’.
Cases across the Isle of Wight have fallen significantly since the beginning of January with less than 10 cases a day now being recorded. The rate per 100,000 people is back down to 50.1 – where it was in mid-December.
The vaccination programme is going incredibly well with more than 50,000 Islanders having received their first jab. Nationally, over 17.5million first doses have been administered.