Another slight rise in 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

illustration of person coughing with text know the symptoms

Since Tuesday 13th October the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight has increased by three.

This sees the cumulative total rise from 509 to 512, a rate per 100,000 population of 361.1.

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.

Image: United Nations COVID-19 Response under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 5:16pm



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Keep ramping up the fear by giving credence to the scientifically unreliable PCR tests. Why not research and report how many people on the Island have had operations postponed how many have suffered from mental health issues how many have been unable to receive urgent dental treatment how many businesses on the verge of bankruptcy etc The imposition of a police state where the rule is by… Read more »

Did I see you with a spray can under the bridge between Brading and Sandown the other night….