Coronavirus: New cases recorded on Isle of Wight

MORE cases of coronavirus have been recorded for the Isle of Wight, according to the daily figures released by Public Health England.

An increase of eight cases takes the cumulative total to 557, since the pandemic began.

It means the Isle of Wight has recorded 80 cases during October so far.

These cases are of people registered as living on the Island.

There is no data available on recoveries — and some people have symptoms for longer than others.

Isle of Wight County Press: The IW has the second lowest number of cases per 100,000 people in EnglandThe IW has the second lowest number of cases per 100,000 people in England

Across the Island, combined figures from NHS England and the Office for National Statistics show 90 people have died due to the virus — 41 in hospital, 45 in care homes, three in the community and one in a hospice.

One death in a care home was recorded earlier this week.

A report which went to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s board meeting recently showed the average age of hospital patients where Covid-19 had been put on their medical cause of death, was 85.

The oldest person to recover from the virus at the hospital was 100, and the average age of patients who recovered from the virus, as of the end of June, was 71.

Click here to view interactive map of Isle of Wight cases.

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