Rolling 7-day figure of Coronavirus tests sees 100 times increase in last month

Another large rise in the number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests takes the rolling seven-day figure to over 100 times what it was a month ago. Details within

covid testing technician with swab

The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests has increased by 319 today (Sunday).

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 1,625 – a rate per 100,000 population of 1,152.48.

A month ago the rolling seven-day figure was 15 – a rate per 100,000 of population of 10.64.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 4,071 a rate per 100,000 population of 2,887.23.

The latest R number for the South East has been changed to 1.1-1.4.

Last two weeks and two months
The graphs below show the changes to daily rates over the last two weeks and since end of October 2020.

Live map
An interactive map now shows how many ‘cases’ per area of the Island. This has a new function where you can tap in your postcode and it will take you to your vicinity. It’s not always fully up to date, so you need to check the date of the data.

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 are reminding that only thise 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.

Source: Covid Dashboard

Image: Mufid Majnun under CC BY 2.0

Sunday, 10th January, 2021 4:44pm



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9 Comments on "Rolling 7-day figure of Coronavirus tests sees 100 times increase in last month"

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If I go for a walk and grab a quick takeaway coffee from a vendor who is open for business, then sit down on a park bench for a few minutes rest, the police can classified as having a ‘picnic’ and fine me £200, yet, I can freely travel back and forth to the island on the ferries without any kind of police check. The world’s gone… Read more »

Andy, you are wrong, get your facts right………… need to be drinking peppermint tea for your misdemeanour to be classed as a picnic.

Angela Hewitt
The problem is some people think that household mixing can be mixed up. The rule is one household can form a bubble with a single parent and their children. Not 2 complete households. The aim is to help single people on their own. They cannot then reform to create a different bubble. The first bubble made is fixed and cannot be changed. It is down to us… Read more »

Professor Chris Whitty states that 1 in 50 have the virus throughout the country.
That rises significantly to 1 in 20 in London and the SE.
That probably includes the IOW as our new positive cases are now so high.
Most transmission is from households and families still mixing.


They are saying 1 in 5 people in England have Covid-19.

Has anyone you love died Dave Stewart, Will Myles, Superintendent Sarah Jackson?

Thank you for all you have done to keep the virus off the island, and protect out NHS.

Not 1 in 5 but 1 in 50 according to estimates from the Office of National Statistics. There was probably no easy legal way that people could have been stopped from coming to the Island. And although it is almost certainly the case that selfish people choosing to leave a tier 3 or tier 4 area to come here because we were tier 1 contributed to… Read more »
‘a rate per 100,000 population of 2,887.23’ = almost 3% on the Island. Not 1 in 5, which would be 20%. And the figure for England as a whole is estimated to be about 2%, about 1 in 50. Of course that’s still not at all good news. And the only things that will stop it becoming worse (1 in 5 or worse) are vaccination and all… Read more »



I wonder how Stewart, Seely and Myles are feeling as they have failed to protect us all for financial gain. Shame on you.