Coronavirus: 2 confirmed deaths on the Isle of Wight

Two men on the Isle of Wight have died after testing positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has confirmed this afternoon.

Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said: “Two patients have sadly died at St Mary’s Hospital having had laboratory confirmed positive test results for COVID-19.

“The two men were in their 70s and 80s and both had underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

A new helpline number is now available to support the Island’s most vulnerable residents affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) self-isolation measures. People who do not have a local network of friends or family to support them while they are self-isolating or social distancing can call (01983) 823600 (seven days a week, 9am-5pm).