Rise in number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests

It’s important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers have been rising in the last few weeks. Details within

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Since Thursday 22nd October the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by six.

This brings the cumulative total from 557 to 563, a rate per 100,000 population of 397.1.

There have been 35 positive tests in the last seven days – a rate per 100,000 population of 24.7. The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.3-1.5.

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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Friday, 23rd October, 2020 5:07pm


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6 Comments on "Rise in number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests"

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I do not understand why coach companies are still taking people on holiday. Generally with older people who are more at risk. Recently a coach was here on the island and at least one person has tested positive since being back at home. Did they catch it here and take it back to their home town or bring it from home to the island?. Either way they… Read more »
As the Centre for Disease Control state, the survival rate estimates for people aged 0-19 years for COVID19 is 99.997%, 20-49 years is 99.98%, 50-69 years 99.5%, and 70 years+ 94.6% respectively. And now we have a casedemic where the rates of false positives (89%-94% of positives potentially false) and the PCR test does not even test for COVID19 (See ACU, 2020 world doctors alliance). Of course,… Read more »

Here’s an idea for (some) pubs that can’t offer substantial meals if there is a takeaway near them, is to offer the meals from the takeaway and serve them on plates.

Angela Hewitt

The reason pubs started serving food is because the drink driving laws meant less alcohol was being sold. How do pubs
make a profit from serving food sold by another business. Something a business person would know. Simple economic dear lad.


Being able to STAY open and run a business, Simple economics dear girl.


A further point that you seem to have ‘missed’ is this is a solution for Public Houses that do not already serve food. And it would be good for BOTH businesses.