Another rise in the number of people testing positive for Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

News OnTheWight shares an update of the confirmed positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

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Since Wednesday 14th October the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight has increased by ten.

This sees the cumulative total rise from 512 to 522, a rate per 100,000 population of 368.2.

There have been 36 positive tests since Thursday (8th October) last week.

The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.2-1.4.

Only get tested on the Island
Residents 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: Adam Niescioruk under CC BY 2.0

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 5:14pm



Filed under: Health, Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, Top story

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