COVID-19 FATALITY TOTAL SITS AT 56 AS NEW FIGURES REVEAL 22 DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY

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A total of 22 people have now died in Isle of Wight care homes, at home or at Mountbatten Hospice from COVID-19, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This weeks’ figures, when added to the hospital death toll, reveal that a total of 56 Islanders have now died as a result of the global pandemic. There have been 178 confirmed cases of COVID-19 locally, meaning that around 31% of people who have been confirmed as having coronavirus have later died.

ONS statistics record deaths which occurred up until 8th May but were not registered until 16th May, so the current total is likely to be higher.

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A total of 18 people have now died in care homes, 3 have died at home and 1 person has died in the hospice.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has remained the same for the past 3 days. Meanwhile, the latest death at St Mary’s Hospital occurred on Sunday (17th May) with just 2 deaths recorded in the past week.

 

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31% fatality rate. Yikes. The care home situation is very worrying. We have so many on the island.

Clare
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On average Care Homes charge £1100 a week for each resident, and that money often comes from residents that happen to have invested their hard working life on a home, and it’s sold to pay the bill.

Those that haven’t invested money during their working life in a home of their own, usually are placed into inferior care homes, and we know about the horrible things reported in the media regarding abuse in some of these so called care homes.

Care homes make a lot of money, I feel the owner’s of these homes should pay the cost for PPE equipment for their underpaid staff.

They should not expect the tax payers to pay for vital equipment that their employees deserve, they should take responsibility for their employees and do the right thing not call on the taxpayer to pay for their Greed..

Jamie Berry
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The Covid app (not the NHS one) which models estimated symptomatic cases was estimating 0.8% of the population had the disease a few weeks ago, so more than 1,100 cases perhaps. It now estimates about 0.2%.

Clare
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Every death is tragic not only for the victims, but all of there loved ones.

However, now it’s almost impossible to see a GP, I wonder how many deaths have and will happen because of no diagnosis from a doctor?

Cancer is just one, that if not diagnosed early can end one’s life, CV death rate is sadly high but how many lives could be saved if other health problems could be treated by seeing a doctor…

Smithy
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Why is it so hard to see a doctor now? That’s what I’d like to know. They are not at st Mary’s. Why is their workload so much more? Other things are being missed because they are not available and as for getting past the receptionist I wish you all luck!!

Sarah Baker
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I tried to speak to a dr coz of my cough that’s not the virus (its gone to my chest) it’s related to hay fever unless it’s the virus they’re not interested now how do I get rid of a supposed chest infection if nobody will see or speak to you

Just Sayin’
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A death rate of over 30% is quite disturbing. Either the population is different to anywhere else or it must be down to the medical treatment they did or did not receive.

Shanklin Steve
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I’m just not understanding why and how a person sadly dies in a hospice of Covid 19, they clearly had other serious health issues. I would like to see the breakdown of all deaths so that we know that these sad deaths are being registered correctly and not another Covid 19 statistic!

Mr justice
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They ( liars government) need to get the numbers up,to keep the fear going ,so we can be controlled more it’s quite simple, and they know the sheep people will believe anything the liars( government) say, hence that’s why we are where we are. The truth is slowly seeping out,as more and more people are seeing this all doesn’t add up.

Mark
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So wtf has the lockdown been eased
It’s god dam crazy

Christopher Davis
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Death rate getting closer to a third of confirmed diagnosed cases and still second home owners are not being effectively stopped from coming to the Island

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