FOURTH CORONAVIRUS DEATH RECORDED ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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Another person has sadly died from coronavirus on the Isle of Wight, bringing the total number of deaths locally to 4, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has confirmed.

The victim is said to be a man in his 90s. He had underlying health conditions and was being treated at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport. Island Echo understands the individual died on Friday (3rd April).

Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:

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“Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at St Mary’s Hospital and had tested positive for COVID-19 has died.

“The gentleman was in his 90s and had underlying health conditions.

“His family has been informed and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

All 4 deaths on the Island have been men aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

Official figures from Public Health England show that there are a total of 25 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the Isle of Wight as of 4th April. Nationally, the number of people who have tested positive for the deadly virus has reached in excess of 41,000 and there have been 4,313 deaths.

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It has been revealed that 5 people treated at St Mary’s Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have now recovered and have been discharged.

 

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Mike
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Could you kindly stop your wrongleading headlines? The person who died (and so all before) was tested positive. No more no less. Nobody says that the virus caused his dead.

Mr justice
Mr justice
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Your wasting your time Mike,I ve tried to get the sheep people to listen, but they are so scared,they believe anything the media and government say. I’m just watching with interest now.

Suzie
Suzie
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Stay indoors you morons.

Colin shaw
Colin shaw
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Again, terrible news. RIP
Thoughts are with the gentleman’s family.

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RIP. Condolences to family and friends who were connected to this gentleman.

Rog
Rog
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How are these people getting infected in the first place?

Bert
Bert
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RIP

Ally
Ally
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It is heartbreaking, all these covid 19 deaths. And they’re all people that had their lives in front of them.

Knighton
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And such a high percentage of dead. Seventeen in for treatment and four dead already, near on 25% death rate is much higher than we had expected. Mind many will be at home ill, but again likely many will die at home soon, so hard to know the true death to infection percentage yet in the UK.

Thought it to be around 4% for old, and around 2.5% when viewed over the total with this illness?

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