Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic hit the shores of the UK in February 2020.

The first case was confirmed on the Isle of Wight on 7th March, with the second confirmed case a week later on the 14th.

As of 19th October 2020 there were 533 cumulative lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) positive tests on the Isle of Wight.

The total number of deaths on the Isle of Wight where Covid-19 is named on the death certificate was 86 (adjusted to take into account those counted where the death occurred more than 28 days after testing positive for Covid-19).

Below are some articles relating to the Coronavirus (Covid-19/C19) outbreak.

Ryde School inform Year 8 pupils to stay at home as one confirmed with Covid-19

watercolour painting of Covid 19

The pupil who tested positive for Covid-19 in Year 8 is believed to be an isolated case and all other year groups are unaffected

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 7:29am

By Ra Hennessy

Another rise in positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

illustration of person coughing with text know the symptoms

It’s important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers have been rising in the last few weeks. Details within

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 5:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Weekly number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus test results and deaths: 20th Oct 2020 (updated)

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 11:06am

By Sally Perry

Major changes to Remembrance Day Services this year due to Covid-19

crocheted Lest we Forget sign

The UK Government are asking members of the public to watch this year's Remembrance Sunday service at home on TV. Details within

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 9:27am

By Sally Perry

Another rise in positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

covid19 in test tube

It’s important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers have been rising in the last few weeks. Details within

Monday, 19th October, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Interactive map shows positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests by area

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You can enter your postcode or just zoom into the Isle of Wight to see the areas where positive Covid-19 tests have been confirmed in the last seven days

Monday, 19th October, 2020 2:28pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Another slight rise in people testing positive for Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

wash your hands graffiti

It's important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers have been rising in the last few weeks. Details within

Monday, 19th October, 2020 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to encourage responsible tourism this half term

illustration of people wearing face masks with world flags on them

Council leader, Councillor Dave Stewart, wants to reassure Islanders that the council and its partners are working together to encourage responsible tourism this Half Term holiday

Friday, 16th October, 2020 9:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Another rise in the number of people testing positive for Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

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News OnTheWight shares an update of the confirmed positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 5:14pm

By Sally Perry

Another slight rise in number of people testing positive for Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

illustration of person coughing with text know the symptoms

News OnTheWight shares an update of the confirmed positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 5:16pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus test results: 13th Oct 2020 (update 2)

better days are coming poster

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 11:07am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents urged not to be complacent to Covid-19

physical distancing

Islanders are thanked for helping to keep the level of Coronavirus on the Island one the lowest across the nation, but urged to not become complacent with social distancing measures

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 10:27am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments