Latest daily number of Isle of Wight positive Covid-19 tests and deaths

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

person with gloves holding a vial with positive Covid-19 test

The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests has increased by 9 since Saturday.

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 63 – a rate per 100,000 population of 44.68.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 6,617 – a rate per 100,000 population of 4,692.91.

The latest R number for the South East remains at 0.6 to 0.8.

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.

Deaths
The Government Dashboard records no new deaths within 28 days of positive test, meaning the cumulative total remains at 245 (as of 22nd Feb).

It records 38 new weekly deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, with the cumulative total of 232.

Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and with those who are working so hard to save lives.

Hospital
The Covid dashboard shows that as of 16th February there were 26 patients being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital, with 10 being admitted on 14th February.

Two of those 26 patients are relying on mechanical ventilation.

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 those 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: Prasesh Shiwakoti under CC BY 2.0

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 4:30pm

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3 Comments on "Latest daily number of Isle of Wight positive Covid-19 tests and deaths"

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alisonjane

The total deaths from Covid-19 in the country (so far) equals the whole adult population of the Isle Of wight!
Let’s hope Boris, Dave Stewart and Will Myles don’t get carried away with easing lockdown rules for the country and the Island later this evening!
Too many have died through the incompetence of local and central government.

walkingwizard

Remember if people stayed 2m away, wore a mask, and followed the rules, the number of people is immaterial. The good old British public are the ones at fault for many deaths. Every time lines were drawn people had to see how far they could stretch them. Remember just because you could do something did not mean you should.

alisonjane
Fair points made walkingwizard, But let us not forget that over 40,000 that lost their lives were in residential and nursing homes, that under government direction, had people discharged from hospitals without being tested for Covid-19. A massive, so totally needless loss of many lives that could have, and should have been avoided for the elderly and vulnerable that should have been protected. Many nursing and residential… Read more »