Latest number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests increases

It’s important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers continue to slowly rise

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Since Tuesday 27th October the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by eleven.

This brings the cumulative total from 592 to 603, a rate per 100,000 population of 425.3.

There have been 56 positive tests in the last seven days – a rate per 100,000 population of 39.716. The latest R number for the South East has reduced from at 1.3-1.5 to 1.2-1.5.

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: United Nations COVID-19 Response under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 4:46pm



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I think it would be best to start and clamp down now rather than later.

For once, the County Press has some interesting bit of information: a breakdown of confirmed Covid cases by age groups. From that it looks as if young people are about as likely to catch the virus as old ones. This puts a totally new light on keeping the schools open. So far, not a lot of confirmed cases have been tracked down to schools on the Island,… Read more »

Sorry, I didn’t realise that OTW had been running the same statistic…

Angela Hewitt
Thank you for the updates Sally. What more can we say other than it is all inevitable. I predict that this virus will never go away. The world will have to live with it. Immunity is short lived. Young people will get old and on it goes. It is no longer about this virus it is about how to deal wit the next one. History shows that… Read more »

CD4 T-Cells are part of the immunity which for some reason you are not being told about.


CD4+T cells, As a whole play a major role in instigating and shaping adaptive immune responses.