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 2nd November 2020 there were 654 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.

Isle of Wight businesses closed due to lockdown reminded to claim grants

fifty pound notes close up

In addition to the rolling £3,000 monthly grants, all businesses forced to close can claim a one-off grant of up to £9,000. Details within

Monday, 25th January, 2021 11:30am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Infection survey shows Covid-19 rising fastest amongst primary age pupils

coronavirus cases age chart showing high transmission in young people

The National Education Union say the "Government cannot continue to ignore this report" and "must act to stop the role of schools in the transmission of Coronavirus"

Monday, 25th January, 2021 9:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Latest update of Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

An update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

Lab technician testing antigen

An update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 10:18am

By Sally Perry

Daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests

Covid-19 letters from typewriter by United Nations

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 4:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight NHS launches service to help patients dealing with Long Covid

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

The new service will support those in need, but will also help the NHS learn out more about Long Covid and find new ways to help people affected by it

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 4:08pm

By Priya Mistry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council drop Bus Pass time restrictions for older travellers

The free bus travel for older residents will be available before 9.30am to help them make use of early morning slots for vaccines, healthcare, shopping and other vital appointments

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 9:34am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight test centre still seeing people with mainland postcodes – but it’s tiny

covid-19 drive through testing centre - person standing at door of car with clipboard

The Covid-19 virus thrives on social contact - more social contact leads to rising cases, which leads to more hospital admissions and tragically, more people dying

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 8:21am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Graze It deliver boxes of cakes to hospital wards as thank you from the community

Parita Patel with boxes at Hospital

Parita has been delivering freshly cooked meals to the hospital throughout the pandemic as a thank you to NHS staff, this latest offering of boxes of baked goods put smiles on lots of faces

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 6:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Update on daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests and deaths

Giving the covid vaccine

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 5:36pm

By Sally Perry

Pop-up Isle of Wight Covid testing site to close say the council

Covid testing in drive thru centre

It was only set up a couple of weeks ago, but the Isle of Wight council say apart from the next two weekends, the pop-up testing centre at Medina will be closing. Details within

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 11:50am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Update on daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests and deaths

Man washing his hands with a bar of soap

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 6:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment