Another large rise in daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests

Another rise in the number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests. Details within, including graphs with cases for the last two weeks and last two months

Lab technician putting drops in test tube

The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests has increased by 170 today (Wednesday).

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 1,535 – a rate per 100,000 population of 1,088.65.

A month ago (just as we came out of lockdown) the rolling seven-day figure was 26 – a rate per 100,000 of population of 18.44.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 4,572 a rate per 100,000 population of 3,242.55.

The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.1-1.4.

The Government Dashboard also records five Covid deaths today (13th), taking the cumulative total to 119.

Last two weeks and two months
The graphs below show the changes to daily rates over the last two weeks and since end of October 2020.

Live map
An interactive map now shows how many ‘cases’ per area of the Island. This has a new function where you can tap in your postcode and it will take you to your vicinity. It’s not always fully up to date, so you need to check the date of the data.

Test results for those from the mainland using the IW Test Centre are not included in the figures for the Island.

Only get tested on the Island
Residents are reminding that only thise with the specific Covid-19 symptoms should request a test – but if you are told to travel to mainland, ignore that and try again later to ensure you are tested on the Isle of Wight.

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • Most people with Coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. Book via the NHS.

Source: Covid Dashboard

Image: Martin Lopez under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 5:57pm



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How Dave Stewart has got the bare faced nerve to show his UGLY face on ITV Meridian this evening saying the virus was brought over on the ferry when it was HIM, BOB and WILL who actively encouraged tourists and second homers to come over and stay, which undoubtedly has led to the serious increase in Covid cases and deaths, let alone the disastrous situation St Mary’s… Read more »

Agree, Stewart has failed to protect Island residents in favour of profit.


It would be good to know how many are in hospital with COVID, how many in ICU, and on ventilators, with percentage of capacity shown as well.