FURTHER INCREASE IN COVID-19 DEATHS AT ST MARY’S AS LOCKDOWN CONTINUES

A total of 25 Islanders have now died with COVID-19 in hospital, according to the latest figures released this afternoon (Thursday).

Data from NHS England confirms the death toll has increased from 24 to 25. The latest victims died at St Mary’s just yesterday.

Earlier this week it was revealed through the Office of National Statistics that 3 Islanders have died in the community (outside of the hospital environment) meaning the total number of Islanders to die with COVID-19 now stands at 28.

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A total of 104 cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, but that number may well rise again when new data is released later on today.

22 people have now recovered from the deadly virus and have been discharged from hospital.

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

“Sadly, we can confirm three people being cared for at St Mary’s Hospital who had tested positive for coronavirus have died.

“Two men and one woman, aged between 60 and 91, had underlying health conditions.

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“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with them all at this difficult and distressing time.”

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So sad
So sad
1 year ago

So sad. No doubt though these sad numbers will rise rapidly once the ‘experiment’ to end the lockdown here on the Island begins.

Although in some areas, you’d think there was no lockdown in place at all, given the amount of people and traffic about, and the people who don’t care about social distancing. – It’s like navigating a minefield just going round for a 5 minute walk!

Furloughed Frank
Furloughed Frank
Reply to  So sad
1 year ago

As I stated weeks ago, HMG know that we can’t be in lockdown until there are no cases left of CV. Fact. So, If you think and realise that it ONLY took ONE person to infect the entire globe, the clearly the Government know, as soon as we do end lockdown as we must, then cases will sky rocket. So, knowing such, the Government have used the lock down MERELY to buy time. They ‘used’ this time to build more hospital wards and fill with beds to then be able to accommodate the dying ONCE lock down ends. Clearly the Government cannot say such, but that is why we have had increased bed capacity along with dead storage facilities greatly increased, IMAGINE the irreparable damage to the Tory party, the UK, and the NHS’s reputation IF HMG never had ‘bought’ this extra time, and people could not be admitted to… Read more »

Terry
Terry
Reply to  Furloughed Frank
1 year ago

Spot on Frank, all those extra beds, and temporary morgues, when we are only just over a 100 cases. Doesn’t add up.

Hold.them.accountable
Hold.them.accountable
Reply to  So sad
1 year ago

Give you been shopping in the supermarkets too. You got half whited public equally some of the staff that walk straight in-front of you breaching the social distancing.

JHVF
JHVF
1 year ago

So, don’t the people who died ‘outside’ of the hospital come under the NHS !!!

Furloughed Frank
Furloughed Frank
Reply to  JHVF
1 year ago

Yes!!! they come under it, but those who have died ‘outside’ the hospital now, have done so NOT because the hospital was too full to take them in. This would have been the case though had the new ward and extra beds not have been made ready for ‘WHEN’ they end lock down. Anyone who ‘now’ sadly passes away cannot have family members say it was because the NHS couldn’t cope with the amount of victims. Sadly little consolation for the family, whether someone dies ‘in’ or ‘out’ of a hospital ward, but with the media hungry to harm the Government, and will use any means available to discredit such, and nothing is more effective in suggesting the Tories haven’t ‘funded’ the NHS enough which would have been said if people ‘had to’ die at home. Sadly politicians use tragedy, albeit far more subtly to score points in these delicate… Read more »

Hold.them.accountable
Hold.them.accountable
Reply to  Furloughed Frank
1 year ago

Also was said at the start of all of this they wanted the young and healthy to get this deadly virus so they can beat the race for a vaccine. Well done to them they have only killed 26,711 mothers, fathers, brother sister, son and daughters. The provisions for nhs should have been there for them from the outset not on the 11th hour!

gloria solomon
gloria solomon
1 year ago

My sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one to this awful virus,and hope we don’t see any more deaths,the hospital staff are doing their very best to keep everyone safe God bless them,I just wish the public would take it more seriously and not wander round the island aimlessly as if it was a holiday.

Ash
Ash
1 year ago

I know if 3 people on the Island that have recovered without hospital
Not all cases need hospital treatment

Furloughed Frank
Furloughed Frank
Reply to  Ash
1 year ago

No one said they did all need hospital treatment did they?

Look at the stats, more who go into hospital are dying here than those who ever leave from CV case perspective now.

Clearly only the serious cases ARE taken in, many people who are not in a serious way will recover at home.

Bus user
Bus user
Reply to  Furloughed Frank
1 year ago

Are they actually testing for covid anyone who goes into hospital with breathing problems? From what I’ve heard they are assuming that someone has covid and intend treating them for it if they have difficulty breathing, even if it is a different condition causing, it, i heard about this from someone who has not been out and so haven’t been anywhere to get infected but got pneumonia and they weren’t actually tested for covid, but were treated as though they had it anyway.
this all seems a bit hit or miss, surely the medical staff should be able to find out for sure if someone has it or something else? And couldn’t it be dangerous to treat someone as if they had it, when they have something else instead? I read yesterday that the ventilators can be more dangerous for some people than the illness itself.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

We are still at the beginning of all of this I know that this is very hard financially for lots of us but we must accept that we cannot start to go back to some kind of normality we need to remain vigilant and support each other

Nige
Nige
1 year ago

Trouble is the lockdown isn’t continuing there opening up more things and I’ve seen a rise in cars on our rd….so sad for the relatives

Furloughed Frank
Furloughed Frank
Reply to  Nige
1 year ago

It will END soonish anyway, so the risk of dying is going to happen to us all when it does, it is only being postponed till the numbers of dying are a little less so hospitals can cope with all the extra admissions to come. The dying numbers will rise dramatically in a few weeks after we are out of lock down, so don’t fret now over more cars, more people etc, it will happen soon with Government approval. Clearly people on the Island will not then ALL be ‘virus free’, so, as it ONLY took ONE PERSON to infect the entire globe, it stands to reason on a small Island, SEVERAL people still having the virus will do the same to the Islands residents anyway. Just try to enjoy the Spring now, for it may well be the last for many of us instead of moaning about people who… Read more »

Ditzy dotty
Ditzy dotty
Reply to  Furloughed Frank
1 year ago

What utter rubbish you speak, get a grip man and think positive, your doom and gloom will just frighten people. You obviously have too much time on your hands. I fear for your mental health.

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Ditzy dotty
1 year ago

The doom and gloom is your media and tv every day going on about how many have died,that’s who’s scaring people. What I have said is fact. Check for yourself,but then again you cant think for yourself can you! I have put nothing that is to scare anyone,only sheep like you because you cant handle the truth.!

Ditzy dotty
Ditzy dotty
Reply to  Mr justice
1 year ago

I don’t think I responded to you Mr Justice unless you are also Furloughed Frank

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Ditzy dotty
1 year ago

Sorry dotty

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Reply to  Ditzy dotty
1 year ago

Well said ditzy dotty.
Furloughed Frank needs to keep these negative thoughts to himself, it’s pure scaremongering .
Like I’ve explained to my kids, we as a human race just have to learn to live with this virus, it was the same when other illnesses first emerged, chickenpox, measles and many others.

Annette
Annette
Reply to  Ditzy dotty
1 year ago

Do you really think that the “little man” is told the truth? Give Frank a thought, the media are the real danger. Or why, do you think, did we all start buying the rolls?

Mr justice
Mr justice
1 year ago

Cant you people step back and see the bigger picture? World wide! Dont you understand what’s going on here? They have you all pooing you pants,thinking you are all going to die.! Really? As I’ve said before, yes there is a virus, yes it transmits very easily, in side . The things that are going on under this smoke scene is unbelievable. Heres just one, china is now on the committee of the UN human rights commission .china! And that members job is, free speech! This is not a joke,the joke is on us! Wake up!

Furloughed Frank
Furloughed Frank
Reply to  Mr justice
1 year ago

What do your propose Mr J, is the aim of all this then?

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Furloughed Frank
1 year ago

Agenda 2030 look at the uk gov website its fact.it will shock you ,was called aganda21.just want people to realise where this is all going because once it’s set theres no return.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
1 year ago

We will be hearing about many more deaths on the island once the “experiment” starts and people start coming out of their homes and moving around. FYI Bob Seely welcomes this trial here. Fact, it’s on the front page of the county press today, Friday 1st May.

So sad
So sad
Reply to  Opinions Matter
1 year ago

There is a petition against it , Everyone needs to sign.

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