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Coronavirus: Isle Of Wight Care Home Deaths Rise Again

Another seven coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded on the Isle of Wight.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its weekly data this morning (Tuesday).

In the week ending February 12, five people passed away in Island residential homes and one person died at home.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 121 deaths in the community here.

109 of those have come in care homes, eight at home and one at the Island's hospice.

ONS figures show there has also been one death in an 'other communal setting' and two 'elsewhere' in the community.

In total, 260 people have now died on the Isle of Wight after testing positive for the illness. St Mary's Hospital has recorded 139 of those deaths.

Yesterday (Monday), the Isle of Wight recorded a further three cases of the virus.

The Island's rolling coronavirus rate has fallen to 50.1 per 100,000 - that remains below the national average.



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