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.

Another Isle of Wight death due to Coronavirus recorded

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Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and with the care and NHS staff who have worked so hard to help save lives

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 2:35pm

By Sally Perry

Government support for Isle of Wight families hit by Covid-19 continues – for a while longer

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The Government say they are extending eligibility for their childcare offers so that no parent loses out because of a fall in income due to Coronavirus

Monday, 17th August, 2020 8:23am

By Lisa Billard

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures: 15th August 2020

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New Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases in the latest figures released today, 15th August 2020

Saturday, 15th August, 2020 10:19am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing facility moving from its current location

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People should not travel to mainland testing sites when symptomatic, and that if the requesting system only offers them a mainland testing site, you should either try again the next day to book one on the Island, or order a postal test

Friday, 14th August, 2020 5:05pm

By Priya Mistry with 4 readers' comments

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures: 14th August 2020

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New Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases in the latest figures released today, 14th August 2020

Friday, 14th August, 2020 10:29am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

2nd Test and Trace App on the Isle of Wight: Video of how it works and official wording from Government

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This demo video shows how the new Test and trace app being rolled out on the Isle of Wight works

Thursday, 13th August, 2020 1:08pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Second Coronavirus App gets Isle of Wight launch for Test and Trace (updated)

Woman with painted nails and fancy watch using a mobile phone Paul Hanaoka

The Isle of Wight has again been chosen as a testing ground for the new Test and Trace Coronavirus App. This time it’s going to work in a different way

Thursday, 13th August, 2020 11:00am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Literary Festival goes online for 2020

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Organisers of The Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival today announced that, for the first time ever, this year’s Festival will take place digitally, across three days

Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 6:07pm

By Janet Allan

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures: 11th August 2020 (updated)

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New Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases and deaths in the latest figures released today, 11th August 2020

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 10:06am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Student Nurses ‘a fantastic asset’ during Covid-19 says ward sister

Student nurse Molly and St Mary's Hospital

Sister Lucy from Appley Ward praised the student nurses who she said have been "a fantastic asset and are going to make excellent nurses"

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 3:36pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

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The latest advice from the Government is to keep washing your hands regularly, wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces and stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 3:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight residents can now have blood tests at GP practices

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The manager of Healthwatch says this is a "really positive result for people on the Island" and is something they have been recommending to health services

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 9:49am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 8 readers' comments