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

The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests has increased by 279 today (Saturday).

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 1,765 – a rate per 100,000 population of 1,251.77.

A month ago (just as we came out of lockdown) the rolling seven-day figure was 22 – a rate per 100,000 of population of 15.60.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 3,752 a rate per 100,000 population of 2,660.99.

The latest R number for the South East has been changed to 1.1-1.4.

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

Saturday, 9th January, 2021 5:37pm



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14 Comments on "Another large rise in daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests"

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Benny C

So, Dave Stewart, how are you feeling now about letting folk travel unchecked to the island to follow your advice about it being a great place for a break? End of your line, I suspect. Islanders won’t forgive or forget that in a hurry.


Great photograph of the island’s grinning moron on the front cover of this weeks IWObserver.


Time to get rid of this guy, and his mate Bob Seely they encouraged people to come here and they did in their droves now we are in Tier 4 with infections rising every day. All for boosting their stupid egos and business and profits a priority. One things for sure if you don’t have health you don’t have an economy.


Beggars belief how can anybody give a thumbs down Stewart and Seely have no credibility whatsoever and and are very happy to put our lives at risk all for their pathetic egos and profit.

Yet a few people are still not acting sensibly. I did my weekly shop yesterday. Some people were still getting much close than two metres to other people. Some people were still picking things up, looking at them idly, putting them down, picking up the thing next to it on the shelf, putting that one down… And no I don’t think these were people with a good… Read more »

Which explains why it is so essential to have hand sanitisers at the exits of all supermarkets as well as entrances.


A lot of people don’t bother to use them though, especially on the way in.


Boris’ world beating incompetence continues into 2021

We know the vaccine has been coming for months and months, has the government been preparing? No, we are now learning there is a shortage of containers for the vaccine. Can this government be any more shambolic?

If only public health officials who have the knowledge and experience of testing and tracing had been the people given the money to do it a year ago (instead of some of the Prime Minister’s mates with no knowledge or experience). Then we might have had testing for almost everybody by now, including all the people still complacently assuming they haven’t got it because they haven’t got… Read more »
Angela Hewitt
It’s easy to blame people coming over from the mainland and they were almost certainly the catalyst. But right now it is Islanders – not a few but a lot of them – the figures speak for themselves – breaking the rules. Outside my house the other day 2 elderly couples had met up and stood close together for a 15 minute chatting. I go to work… Read more »

I don’t think anyone on the island is suffering with the flue Angela, possibly the flu, but not the flue. But thanks for the chuckle you’ve given me this morning,

Stay safe, inside your flue if it’s big enough,

Benny C

100% correct on the distancing. It’s pitiful in more than a few places. Never in my long life have so many of my friends been in hospital at the same time. Clearly those in denial or who don’t care are luckier. I’ll still go on trying to protect them but it’s a pretty strong indication of their brain power and character.


What did the elderly couples say when you challenged them ?

Alternative Perspective
Excellent appraisal by Professor Peter Horby Chair of NERVTAG on today’s Andrew Marr show. Whilst Covid-19 clearly isn’t the flu, I think we can assume that not unlike the common flu virus the vast majority of people will catch Covid-19 at some point during their lifetime. The mass immunisation of the population with vaccines and other new treatments will hopefully mean that if and when people do… Read more »