From Tuesday 21st to Monday 28th September the number of confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight increased by eight, a rate per 100,000 population of 5.674.
This brings the cumulative total to 458, a rate per 100,000 population of 323.1 (on the evening of Tuesday 29th Sept the total number rose to 460 confirmed cases).
The latest R number for the South East is 1.0-1.3.
The Isle of Wight council say four of those were historical – meaning the test could have been taken the week before and results arrived in week being reported here.
No new deaths
The Office for National Statistics reveals that in week 38 there have been no new deaths where Coronavirus (Covid-19) was registered as the cause of death.
That means the total of deaths where Covid-19 is stated on the death certificate remains at 86.
The figure was adjusted from 89 to 86 to take into account those counted where the death occurred more than 28 days after testing positive for Covid-19.
Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and with the care and NHS staff who continue to work hard to help save lives.
12.50pm 30th Sep 2020 – Added info about Tuesday’s evening figures