Latest number of Isle of Wight positive Covid-19 tests

News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

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Since Saturday 21st November the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight has increased by 15.

There have been 80 positive tests in the last seven days – a rate per 100,000 population of 56.74. The latest R number for the South East has reduced to at 1.1-1.3 from 1.2-1.4.

This takes the cumulative total from 913 to 928, a rate per 100,000 population of 658.16.

Live map
An interactive map now shows how many ‘cases’ per area of the Island.

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 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.

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Monday, 23rd November, 2020 6:07pm



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8 Comments on "Latest number of Isle of Wight positive Covid-19 tests"

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Dave Stewart and Will Myles….this is the fruits of your labour!


Despite the fact that I have no time for either of them, the only people you can blame are the general public. If you maintain distance, and wash hands etc, you will be ok. Obviously those that are positive, haven’t!

Alternative Perspective

Do we know what the R number is for the island?

Jenny Smart

Good question. Hopefully it is less then the South East, and hopefully under 1.0