Rise in the number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

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

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Since Wednesday 2nd December the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight has increased by eight.

There have been 36 positive tests in the last seven days – a rate per 100,000 population of 25.53. The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.0-1.2.

The rise in numbers does appear to be slowing down, with the cumulative total since the pandemic began now at 984, a rate per 100,000 population of 697.87.

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.

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 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-19 Dashboard

Image: Evgeni Tcherkasski under CC BY 2.0

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 4:47pm

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