TOTAL NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS DEATHS RISES TO 14 ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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14 people have now died after testing positive for coronavirus COVID-19, according to the latest official figures released this afternoon (Sunday).

The latest victim died at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on Friday 17th April. The first death on the Island was on 22nd March.

A statement from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is expected later.

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There are now a total of 67 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the Isle of Wight as of 18th April. Of these cases, tragically 14 have now died but 15 have recovered.

Nationally, the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 stands at 114,217 (as of 18th April). There have been 15,464 deaths.

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Sea

So, still near 50/50 chance of life or death if taken in.
That should be a stark reminder to keep social distancing.
Yet I fear, ONCE the hospitals have there full bed numbers required , HMG will let us back to work, and allow herd immunity, the cheap option to naturally select who lives and dies.

Then HMG know we will die out of sight in Hospital, so just become a number another statistic rather than are human life with family.

Watch, and seel

Just sayin’

Why is the death rate so high, around 21%, on our island?!!!

Tom

Disproportionate elderly population. Something all seaside locations have to deal with.

Before locals get all angry about people moving to the Island, it should be remembered that the retired bring a lot of wealth to the island. More than makes up in the extra care needed when they are near the end. Also generates a lot of work for locals. They are also often the ones fighting to protect island life.

Harry Wad

Certainly preferable to inner city trash who would breed us into their vile crime which has become a way of life. At least the old don’t mug, stab, shoot, rape, drug deal. Least not any I know of yet.

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