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