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 Isle of Wight Covid vaccination figures

Vaccination Centre sign in Newport

Four in five Isle of Wight care home staff have now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination and the numbers continue to rise

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 3:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Praise for Islanders for sticking to Covid rules as businesses reopen

Keep the Island safe message on top of photo of Lady Scarletts tea room

The Isle of Wight council have praised Islanders for sticking to the guidelines during the first week of more businesses being open following lockdown

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 10:24am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (updated)

scrabble letters spelling out stay safe

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Having someone else vote for you in the Isle of Wight 2021 election

Polling station sign on wall leading into garden

If you are unable to vote in person or by post, you can choose to have someone you trust cast your vote for you

Monday, 19th April, 2021 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

Letter: One simple Covid measure missing from Isle of Wight ferries (updated)

Red handrail

This reader shares what he believes is a simple Covid-19 measure that could make travelling on ferries safer

Monday, 19th April, 2021 9:43am

By Paul Carter with 9 readers' comments

Staff’s response to Covid-19 has been humbling, says head of nursing

Three health bosses

Three health bosses reflect on the last year and the impact of Covid

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 6:02pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Fewer Covid-19 vaccinations on the Isle of Wight in the last week

Healthcare worker preparing the Covid19 vaccine by DK Photography Isle of Wight

Far fewer Covid-19 vaccinations have been given out in the last recorded week

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 5:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Here’s why some over 45s are finding it hard to get Covid-19 vaccine appointments

Giving the covid vaccine by baltimorecounty

Although over 45s have been invited to book a jab, the priority remains to offer first or second doses to those in the priority groups

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Grants available for Isle of Wight businesses impacted by Covid

Calculator and coins

Allocated funds are smaller than previous schemes, so applicants are urged to apply swiftly

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 12:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations

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, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 11:40am

By Sally Perry

These Isle of Wight pubs open after 2021 lockdown: 12th April and beyond (Rolling updates)

These Isle of Wight pubs opening today - 12 Apr 2021

It’s 12th April 2021! - First day pub with gardens can open after Lockdown. Looking for a place to meet friends? These are the Isle of Wight pubs that we know are open today and later in the week

Monday, 12th April, 2021 3:20pm

By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments

Step 2 in Covid Recovery Plan: Here’s what will be open from today

Close up of a female hairdresser cutting hair

Here's what will be open from today as the country moves into Step 2 of the Government's Covid Recovery Plan

Monday, 12th April, 2021 8:08am

By Sally Perry with one comment