Latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

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

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Since Thursday 26th November the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight has increased by eight.

There have been 59 positive tests in the last seven days – a rate per 100,000 population of 41.81. The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.0-1.2.

This takes the cumulative total from 948 to 956, a rate per 100,000 population of 678.01.

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.

Image: Anton under CC BY 2.0

Friday, 27th November, 2020 5:04pm



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I am pleased we are trying to stay safe on the island but I do worry when people must wear a mask to enter food shops but must clean their hands or trolley. The stuff is available but people don’t bother, I carry some on me but I use the shop hand sanitiser in hope others may follow. The masks are the same if you can’t wear… Read more »