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.

The true number of people with the virus is expected to be much higher, but community-wide testing has not been carried out due to residents self-isolating.

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

A further rise in the latest official number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases

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The total number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight has increased, as the national figure reaches 143,464

Friday, 24th April, 2020 4:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

St Mary’s Hospital research nurses join international fight against Coronavirus

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The first patient was recruited within two hours of opening the two clinical trials being held at St Mary's Hospital

Friday, 24th April, 2020 1:43pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

Coronavirus mobile testing centre visiting the Isle of Wight for key workers and critical services staff

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Mobile Covid-19 testing coming to the Isle of Wight for the first time to test key workers and critical services staff. Details of who will be eligible and what is required of them prior to testing can be found within

Friday, 24th April, 2020 1:01pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

£1.5m per month support for Isle of Wight ferry companies until summer (updated)

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Just been announced that the Department for Transport has agreed to fund Isle of Wight ferry companies during April, May and June. Details within

Friday, 24th April, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Claims Isle of Wight holiday accommodation providers have opened for holidaymakers prove unfounded

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One report is still being investigated, but 11 of the 12 reports have proven to be unfounded say the Isle of Wight council

Friday, 24th April, 2020 10:31am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Another rise in the latest official number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases

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The total number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight has increased, as the national figure reaches 138,078

Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 4:15pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

19: Official count of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Coronavirus (updated)

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Our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the NHS staff who are working hard to help save lives

Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wight Mask Ask campaign launched to supply masks and PPE to Isle of Wight care providers

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The scheme will bulk buy masks and other protective equipment to distribute to care providers in need across the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 2:02pm

By Krissy Lloyd with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lib Dem leader says Island should embrace contact tracing to reduce spread of Covid-19

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Nick Stuart believes the Isle of Wight could be the first to embrace contact tracing in the fight against Coronavirus and act as a showcase for best practice

Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 8:34am

By Nick Stuart with 7 readers' comments

Letter: An excess of information makes it hard to know what’s trustworthy and what’s not

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Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says the best way to inform effectively and counter rumour or misinformation, is by having the firmest possible answers to all points raised in the letter to Boris Johnson

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 8:06pm

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

Rise in the latest official number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases

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The total number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight has increased, as the national figure reaches 133,495

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 4:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight schools to remain closed in light of Coronavirus lockdown

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Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said five tests needed to be met by the Government before schools could reopen

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 4:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment