A patient at Noble’s Hospital has died of COVID-19.

This is the first death from the virus in the Isle of Man since 5 November 2020.  It takes the total number of people to have lost their lives to the virus on the island to 26.

Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, said: ‘This news will come as a blow to our community.  I am sure the thoughts of everyone on our Island will be with this person’s family and loved ones, to whom I extend my condolences.

‘The death of a member of our island community is a painful reminder of how dangerous this virus is.  Please, stay at home as much as possible.  It will save lives.’