More Isle of Wight Covid deaths: latest stats revealed

TWO more people have died on the Isle of Wight due to Covid-19.

It has been confirmed by NHS England, one person died on November 7 and another on November 8.

To date there have been 46 Covid-19 patient deaths at St Mary’s Hospital, in Newport.

The first case of the coronavirus noted at the trust was registered on March 7, with the first death attributed to Covid-19 occurring on March 22, a day before the national lockdown was enforced.

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

The oldest patient to have died due to the virus was 102, with the youngest being 59.

Across the Island, combined figures from NHS England and the Office for National Statistics show 95 people have died due to the virus — 46 in hospital, 45 in care homes, three in the community and one in a hospice.

Until the most recent update, more people had died in care homes on the Island than in hospital, but that has now changed.

The oldest person to recover from the virus at the hospital was 100, the youngest being only 24.

The average age of patients who recovered from the virus, as of the end of June, was 71.

Public Health England confirmed 770 cases have been recorded.

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