New data published by the Office for National Statistics reveals that another COVID-19 related death has been recorded on the Isle of Wight.
In total, 86 people have now died on the Island having tested positive for COVID-19. This number was previously recorded as 88 but adjusted to take into account deaths which occurred after 28 days from a positive test result.
Up until 4th September, 44 deaths have occurred in care homes, 3 at home, 1 in a hospice and 38 at hospital.
When looking at data for all deaths in the same period, no matter the cause, a total of 1,201 deaths have been recorded locally – 372 have occurred in care homes, 269 at home, 144 at the hospice, 404 in hospital, 10 elsewhere and 2 in an ‘other communal establishment’. That means that just 7.1% of Isle of Wight deaths are connected with COVID-19.
The latest death occurred at St Mary’s Hospital, according to the official data.
Earlier today Island Echo reported that a total of 446 cases have now been recorded on the Isle of Wight.