Two more COVID-19 deaths on the Isle of Wight

Two more people have sadly died on the Isle of Wight after testing positive for coronavirus. The total number of Isle of Wight NHS Trust patients to have died, having tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 15.

One more person on the Island has also tested positive for coronavirus over the last 24 hours, bringing the overall total since the pandemic began to 74.

Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said: “Sadly, we can confirm that two women being cared for at St Mary’s Hospital who had tested positive for coronavirus have died. Aged in their 60s and 80s the two women both had underlying health conditions.

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

As of today (Weds) 20 people admitted to St Mary’s Hospital to have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and been discharged.

The daily number of deaths in UK hospital in the 24 hours up to 4pm today were 759, taking the overall total to 18,100. The total number of lab-confirmed UK cases in now 133,495, an increase over the last 24 hours of 4,451.