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 Wednesday 28th October the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by seven.

This brings the cumulative total from 603 to 610, a rate per 100,000 population of 430.3.

There have been 53 positive tests in the last seven days – a rate per 100,000 population of 37.589. The latest R number for the South East remains at 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.

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Thursday, 29th October, 2020 4:11pm



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4 Comments on "Latest number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests increases"

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Seen six full mainland coaches here this week all coming from Tier 2 or Tier 3 areas of the mainland.
So coming from high infected areas to what was a low area.
It is not essential travel and I cannot believe that this is still allowed to happen.


The blame falls on Stewart, Myles and co, all their interested in is the money gambling with our lives they are a disgrace.

Why are we not surprised when the Island continues to encourage more tourism. This is disgusting when considering there is no social cohesion or solidarity in taking responsibility to follow the rules. Whatever Dave Stewart and Will Myles say the numbers are rising and they are gambling with residents lives by encouraging more people to come here. It’s all about money and compromising our safety it’s scandalous.… Read more »
· 2m This PHE guide to the coronavirus PCR Ct level and associated issues just released 28th October. “Understanding cycle threshold (ct) in Sars-Cov2-RT-PCR” It makes a number of admissions about the test, which simply confirm what scientists etc have been saying all along… *The test DOES NOT test for COVID-19. It DOES NOT test for a live infection. It DOES NOT test for viable SARS CoV2.… Read more »