OVER 400 PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 SUCCESSFULLY DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL DURING PANDEMIC

More than 400 people have been discharged from St Mary’s Hospital to date after being treated for COVID-19.

In the latest data published by NHS England, figures for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust show since the beginning of the pandemic in March last year through to 3rd February, a total of 403 people have been successfully discharged.

In January alone, the month which saw cases of the virus rocket rapidly as the UK strain of COVID spread across the Island, 214 patients were discharged.

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Of those to be discharged, 3 were aged between 0 and 5 and 2 between 6 and 17. Figures also show 116 patients were discharged aged between 18 and 64 but the age range with the most discharges was between 65 and 84, where 177 patients were discharged. A total of 105 of those aged over 85 were discharged.

The potentially deadly virus affects elderly people more, which is why the government have been encouraging them to shield themselves.

Other data from NHS England shows 138 people have died at the hospital in Newport after testing positive for the virus.

The case rate continues to fall with the Isle of Wight remaining below the national average. The number of admitted patients at St Mary’s also continues to fall.

Despite the seemingly good position, chief executive of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Maggie Oldham, urges people to continue following the government guidance to avoid an increase in cases.

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The Equaliser
The Equaliser
5 months ago

Great News, Well done everybody..

Nick Black
Nick Black
5 months ago

Agreed, good news.
The only thing I would like to see (and I am NOT a COVID sceptic) is figures which reflect the number of people who have died due to COVID, not numbers which include people who have died ‘with’ COVID – having had a positive test within the preceding 28 days.
After-all, you could be hit by a motor vehicle, and subsequently die of injuries sustained, but IF they test you for COVID and you die, you are included in the COVID statistics.

Edward Yardley
Edward Yardley
Reply to  Nick Black
5 months ago

250 have died but 400 have been released from hospital but some of the deaths occurred in care homes, where i imagine they were given similar care to those poor people ill in hospital.

And I guess some people have died of other things, whilst having covid, but all that matters is it is serious for some, no one knows for sure, who, so best avoided if you can.

We can all pick figures to prove or disprove things, but it is individuals who matter not numbers.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Nick Black
5 months ago

That maybe unknowable. Many people die from multiple reasons. I’m sure having covid would not have helped. Do you have an example of an RTA that died being listed as a covid test?

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