Update on daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests and deaths

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight. There’s some positive news on the trend of positive tests

Covid home test laid out on a table

The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests has increased by 98 since Sunday. This is the third day in a row of the numbers dropping.

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes the rolling seven-day figure to 1,007 – dropping to a rate per 100,000 population of 714.18.

A month ago the rolling seven-day figure was 62 – a rate per 100,000 of population of 43.97.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 5,325 – a rate per 100,000 population of 3,776.60.

The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.0-1.2.

The Government Dashboard also records seven new deaths within 28 days of positive test taking the cumulative total to 134 (as of 18th Jan).

It records three new deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, taking the cumulative total to 106 (as of 18th Jan).

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.

The Covid dashboard still shows that as of 12th January there were 66 patients being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital (these figures can take nearly two weeks to update again).

11 of those patients were relying on mechanical ventilation.

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 those 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: Annie Spratt under CC BY 2.0

Monday, 18th January, 2021 5:11pm


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Predicted it would start dropping this week – time frame fits the pre Christmas lift, although this doesn’t mean we need to be complacent – far from it we need to wear masks as soon as we step out of our front door. God forbid should there be another repeat of the pre Christmas fiasco then someone needs to ensure all the ports are restricted entry and… Read more »

At least we are going in the right direction, but is it too late with news of patients being transferred to the mainland?


Yep, but it should never have got so bad on the island had it not been of the actions of IW Council leader Dave Stewart and the inactions of Superintendent Sarah Jackson.

Both have been seen as irresponsibly wanting during this pandemic when it comes to protecting the island community.

Both need to be gone.