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Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (updated)

up and down arrow sculpture in the woods

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 11:38am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Latest number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests

woman holding sign showing an illustration of hand washing

An update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Monday, 25th January, 2021 4:31pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Latest update of Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

An update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

Lab technician testing antigen

An update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 10:18am

By Sally Perry

Daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests

Covid-19 letters from typewriter by United Nations

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 4:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight NHS launches service to help patients dealing with Long Covid

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

The new service will support those in need, but will also help the NHS learn out more about Long Covid and find new ways to help people affected by it

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 4:08pm

By Priya Mistry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight test centre still seeing people with mainland postcodes – but it’s tiny

covid-19 drive through testing centre - person standing at door of car with clipboard

The Covid-19 virus thrives on social contact - more social contact leads to rising cases, which leads to more hospital admissions and tragically, more people dying

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 8:21am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Update on daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests and deaths

Giving the covid vaccine

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 5:36pm

By Sally Perry

Pop-up Isle of Wight Covid testing site to close say the council

Covid testing in drive thru centre

It was only set up a couple of weeks ago, but the Isle of Wight council say apart from the next two weekends, the pop-up testing centre at Medina will be closing. Details within

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 11:50am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Update on daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests and deaths

Man washing his hands with a bar of soap

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 6:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Still follow hands, face, space guidelines after having your Covid vaccination

older woman washing her hands

The Chair of the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group asks residents who have had their vaccination to not be complacent and remember to continue with 'hands, face, space' guidelines

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 2:05pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments

Ventilated Covid-19 patients airlifted to Southampton by Air Ambulance

View from inside Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

The transfer took place over the weekend to relieve pressure on the Intensive Care Unit at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 12:07pm

By Andrew Shelley