199 cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest statistical information available from Public Health England.
Previously, the total sat at 198 but a further case has been confirmed in today’s (Saturday’s) data. The local infection rate now sits at 140.6.
NHS England report that there have now been 38 coronavirus deaths in hospital, with the Office for National Statistics confirming a further 26 people have died in the community. This brings the total Isle of Wight death toll to 64, as of today.
35 hospital recoveries have been recorded, but it is unknown how many people within the community have recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive.
Nationally, the coronavirus crisis is being brought under control with a steady decline in the number of deaths and new cases.