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Deaths due to COVID-19 outside of the hospital on the Isle of Wight have more than doubled in the past week — with a big rise in care homes.

Figures released today (Tuesday) from the Office for National Statistics show 14 people have now, unfortunately, died in care homes, in hospice or at home — up from 6 in the last statistics released.

Data collected of the number of deaths which occurred by 1st May, but not registered until 9th May, has found a spike in the number of care home deaths on the Island.

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7 new deaths were registered to at care homes on the Island between 24th April and 1st May, bringing the number up to 10 since the outbreak started.

Public Health England has said 1 in 4 care homes on the Island have either had positive tests of coronavirus or have reported symptoms.

A third person has now died at home from Covid-19, and 1 in a hospice.

Figures for those who die in a care home, hospice or at home are not included in those produced daily by NHS England, which tells the public how many have died in hospital due to coronavirus.

As of 11th May, 31 people had died in St Mary’s, bringing the total number of fatalities on the Island due to COVID-19 to 45.

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Ignorant OF bliss

If Hermes was the only carrier of the virus then no one would get it.. Hermes courier on the Isle of wight
is losing or stealing lots of parcels..

Always right

Why do u think this


What has this got to do with care home deaths?


I agree I cringe every time Hermes are delivering lol

Always right

The numbers keep going up and up ?????

Detective Dave

It is terribly tragic that the figures show an increase in recorded deaths within the residential care homes setting due to the virus. I just wonder though how many natural Age related deaths there have been in these homes over the same period that have been recorded as virus related ? Or the average number of island care home recorded deaths over a similar 8 week period?

Mrs L

And now places like Busy Bee are opening.. With No doubt dozens and dozens of people flooding in.. Like B and Q.. Car park bursting last week… Crazy.. Shod have extended lock down for another 3 weeks minimum.

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