Daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests on the rise again (updated)

The data wasn’t released until 10.40 last night, so this is info about yesterday’s numbers, including graphs as usual

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests increased yesterday (Thursday) by 198 (the data is usually released at 4pm but came out at 10.40pm)

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 1,577 – a rate per 100,000 population of 1,118.44.

A month ago (just as we came out of lockdown) the rolling seven-day figure was 32 – a rate per 100,000 of population of 22.70.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 4,770 a rate per 100,000 population of 3,382.98.

Update: Friday’s figures
The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests increased today (Friday) by 235.

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 1,532 – a rate per 100,000 population of 1,086.52.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 5,005 a rate per 100,000 population of 3,549.65.

The latest R number for the South East has reduced to at 1.0-1.2.

Deaths
The Government Dashboard also records no new Covid deaths, leaving the cumulative total to 125 (as of 15th Jan).

Hospital
The Covid dashboard shows that as of 12th January there were 66 patients being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital.

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.

Article edit
5.20pm 15th Jan 2021 – Friday’s figures added along with hospital admissions

Source: Covid Dashboard

Friday, 15th January, 2021 11:46am

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5 Comments on "Daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests on the rise again (updated)"

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Spartacus

What do you expect we are suffering because that idiot Dave Stewart, Bob Seely and Will Myles told everyone to come here for a holiday and the ignorant selfish morons came. That’s a big issue coupled with mindless people still not taken responsibility to protect themselves and others. We need to name and shame these people.

honestjohn
So Bob says that we shouldn’t blame mainlanders. Dave was going along with it all and is now asking us not to ruin all the good work?????? When we were in Tier1 I spoke to a call centre in Dorset. The young man told me his friends were reularly travelling to Yarmouth so they could spend a evening in a pub. Groups of young people openly saying… Read more »
saracen
I think we have may a problem re- social distancing. Yesterday, on a very full Appley Walk in Ryde I noticed families stopping to chat at opposite sides of the path. This leaves a small gap to squeeze through and sample the conjoining droplets they breath out towards each other. I did ask one group to move to one side, which they politely did. Am I being… Read more »
snowwolf1
No you are not being paranoid, some totally forget others do not think regarding social distancing, I had the same issue yesterday when someone moved forward at checkout even though the lady working the till asked him to step back as I had not yet paid, he remained where he was – I politely asked him to step back until I had paid – his reply “I… Read more »
snowwolf1
Fully support some of the comments, as an Island we were in an ideal place to restrict entry into our “space”. Unfortunately too many yacht owners from mainland did come over to various ports to socialise along with day trippers from all Ferry/hovercraft ports. The fact we were then Tier 1 only encouraged them more. Not that I am saying we are also not to blame, there… Read more »