Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases: 29 Sept 2020 (updated)

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight

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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.

Historical cases
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.

Deaths: Where C19 named on death certificate
The figure was made up of 41 deaths in hospital, three deaths at home, one at the hospice and 44 deaths in care homes.

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.

Article edit
12.50pm 30th Sep 2020 – Added info about Tuesday’s evening figures

Source: Office for National Statistics and Covid dashboard – click on cases and page down to UTLA to search for Wight

Image: Annie Spratt under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 12:29pm


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The King’s College/Zoe research app estimates 97 active cases (not historical) on the island as of today, 29 Sept. Nationally, over 19,000 new infections daily, and almost 212,000 active cases…


For reference, on 8 September it was 19 active cases locally.


Headline mentions R number but nothing in text?

Just come back from picking up some shopping at Norris’s in Niton. I witnessed a woman shopping without wearing a mask. When I went to pay I asked the young man at the checkout if he’s been told to enforce this as it’s a legal requirement. His reply was “ we’ve been told not to by management” This is not untypical, people and shop owners/ managers breaking… Read more »

How can anybody give a thumbs down when people are breaking the law and putting others at risk?


Stupidity is contagious.


Maybe they know it is no worse than the Common Cold (coronavirus)


I cannot fathom why you think it is the poor shop assistant’s job to act like a policeman…without powers..possibly putting themselves at risk..on the minimum wage ? Really ?
And yes..some people are exempt – not always for visible reasons.
Why didn’t you perform a citizen’s arrest if you felt so strongly? Or just leave the shop ?


That was in reply to Spartacus

I am not in anyway suggesting the shop assistant should act as a policeman quite the contrary Horace so please don’t make the wrong assumptions, in fact we had a positive discussion where he agreed that it was wrong but was told not to request people to comply with the shop notices and the law. He also expressed his concern about his own safety. The answer is… Read more »
Rhos yr Alarch

I’m not sure what is meant by “policeman” here, but surely shop staff have a duty to ensure within reason that legal requirements around public health are followed? This applies to Covid as much as to refusal to allow dogs (other than assistance dogs) and the ban on smoking indoors – not to mention requirements around food handling etc.


Many thanks Rhos yr Alarch totally agree.

Rhos yr Alarch

Grammar a bit odd, but no “edit” option on here….


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Minimum wage sums this business Island up and people frightened to say anything even concerns about their safety which legally they have every right to do so. Greedy selfish shop owners ruling by fear.


Quote “Greedy selfish shop owners ruling by fear”
Are you OK, I am serious now, I am concerned about your wellbeing, see if you can get a doctors appointment.


Don’t worry about me I’m perfectly fine and live in the real world not the Isle of Wight bubble and have lived and worked in a variety of places and environments and have first hand experience of exploitation and fought against it and always will do. No need to get personal which is the lowest form of humour.


I am pleased, it was genuine concern, peace.


No need to patronise


This Island supports minimum wage, less than minimum wage and zero hour contracts, don’t tell me about greedy shop owners. Business/shop owners “ If you don’t like it get another job as there is a queue of people out there waiting to get in here” Rule by fear, absolutely, exploitation dead right.

So you know this woman had no hidden disabilities? For your information “In settings where face coverings are required in England, there are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.… Read more »
Without wishing to stereotype this trendy, sportily dressed middle class arrogant woman at the queue with the latest iPhone on her ear whilst paying without a mask had absolutely no disabilities whatsoever believe me. Why are we all hiding behind this nonsense. With reference to being mindful and respectful tell that to yourself and all those that are breaking the law in not protecting themselves and others… Read more »
Angela Hewitt

I bet Jon101 was a great fan of the TV program “SPOOKS”


Angela, are you of the belief that the link to The “Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct ) Bill 2019-21” is made up ?

jon101 is perfectly correct that such a bill exists. But it has only gone through a first reading in the commons and is due for second reading on 5th October. It appears to me that it may be a proposal that criminal procedures may be used to fight against cybercrime such as hacking by foreign powers. That is my guess. There is no evidence that it has… Read more »
chipp2, If it were to fight ‘cybercrime’ all the Agencies listed below do not need to Commit Crime to enforce already existing and competent laws, just enforce them. WHO CAN AUTHORISE CRIMINALITY ? Any police FORCE The National Crime Agency The Serious Fraud Office Any of the Intelligence Services Any of her majesty’s forces Her majesty’s revenue and customs The Department of Health and Social Care The… Read more »

There’s a simple solution to this debate, people need to take responsibility and follow the rules which is not happening, are too complacent or think they are invincible.


The minority ruining it for the majority again.