The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests increased yesterday by 81.
According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 657 – dropping to a rate per 100,000 population of 465.96 .
A month ago the rolling seven-day figure was 139 – a rate per 100,000 of population of 98.58.
The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 5,773 – a rate per 100,000 population of 4,094.33.
The latest R number for the South East has reduced to 0.7 to 1.0.
The Government Dashboard also records 4 new deaths within 28 days of positive test, taking the cumulative total to 162 (as of 23rd Jan).
It records 9 new deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, taking the cumulative total to 115 (as of 8th Jan).
The Covid dashboard still shows that as of 19th January there were 88 patients being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital, with 12 being admitted on Sunday 17th January.
10 of those 88 patients are relying on mechanical ventilation.
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.
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