Some 22 Islanders have now died after testing positive for coronavirus, according to the latest data from NHS England.
Today’s figures show that another person died at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on Friday (24th April).
As of yesterday, 86 people had tested positive for COVID-19 on the Island with 21 people recovered and discharged from hospital.
Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:
“Sadly, we can confirm that a person being cared for at St Mary’s Hospital who had tested positive for coronavirus has died.
“The woman was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions.
“Her family has been informed and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”
In the national picture, a total of 148,377 people have tested positive for COVID-19 with a total of 20,319 deaths (as of 25th April).