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:
“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.
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.