More cases of coronavirus confirmed on the 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 four cases takes the cumulative total to 533, since the pandemic began.

The Isle of Wight had 477 cases on September 30, which means a further 56 cases have been added to the total so far this month.

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.

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Across the Island, combined figures from NHS England and the Office for National Statistics show 89 people have died due to the virus — 41 in hospital, 44 in care homes, three in the community and one in a hospice.

A report which went to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s board meeting last week 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.

Read more: How many Covid-19 patients have occupied beds at St Mary’s Hospital?

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