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.

Latest number of Isle of Wight positive Covid-19 tests

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News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Hoping to reunite with family and friends for Christmas? Latest Covid-19 rules announced

little boy looking at a decorated Christmas tree

The Prime Minister set out some of the new rules that will be introduced when the country comes out of Lockdown #2 next month. It includes details about where you can travel to, overnight stays and meeting friends and family

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council spent £1.6m on PPE (Updated)

PPE at the council's leisure centre foyer

During the Audit Committee Cllr Michael Lilley asked for assurance the Isle of Wight Council’s procurement did not ‘pay middle people who made a large profit out of the pandemic'

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 3:29pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Latest number of Isle of Wight positive Covid-19 tests

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News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Saturday, 21st November, 2020 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Latest Isle of Wight Covid-19 hospital admissions and positive tests with age breakdown

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See the Isle of Wight breakdown of age groups for those who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19), as well as the number of hospital admissions

Friday, 20th November, 2020 5:35pm

By Sally Perry

People travelled to Isle of Wight for Covid tests just before lockdown

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The numbers were significantly lower than in September and October when it was reported that around 200 people travelled on ferries to the Isle of Wight for Covid-19 tests

Friday, 20th November, 2020 9:25am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Latest number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 5:24pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight school attendance higher in autumn term when compared with other areas

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Cllr Brading encourages people not to speculate about who might have tested positive for Covid-19 in school settings

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Latest number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests

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After no movement yesterday, the number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight rises again. Details within

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New funding for community groups delivering supporting vulnerable Islanders during lockdown

WW Hub Logo and photos of Michel and Dave - volunteers

If you are a community group delivering services to support the wellbeing and practical needs of vulnerable Islanders, you could be eligible for funding of up to £1,000

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 2:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

Islander launches #WiseUpMaskUp social media campaign (update 2)

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Adrian Brewer has launched a social media campaign calling on those who can wear masks to make sure they do in situations where it is required

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 8:54am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Coronavirus creating ‘shocking disruption’ to school attendance, figures reveal

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Peter Shreeve says the “Government has done nothing to reduce class sizes to reduce transmission networks” and worries that the Isle of Wight is heading the same way as Hull

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 8:22am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment