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.
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.