No new coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded at St Mary’s Hospital in the past week, the latest official figures confirm.
The most recent death to occur at St Mary’s, where COVID-19 has been attributed, occurred on Monday 25th May – 8 days ago.
Although there are still deaths occurring within the community, with a total of 29 fatalities in the Island’s care homes to date, today’s figures reveal positive news in the battle against the deadly virus.
The levelling of hospital deaths on the Isle of Wight means that either the number of admissions has fallen significantly, and/or people are achieving better outcomes during their hospital stay.
Island Echo reported yesterday that the ‘R Number’ is thought to be around 0.42 locally.
A total of 71 people have now died as a result of COVID-19 on the Isle of Wight – 38 in hospital, 29 in care homes, 3 at home and 1 at the hospice. Latest figures published by Public Health England show that nearly 40% of the 75 care, nursing or residential homes on the Isle of Wight had reported outbreaks of the virus.
The total number of confirms cased on the Isle of Wight is 199.