Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus test results: 13th Oct 2020 (update 2)

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

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From Tuesday 6th October to Monday 12th October the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by 30, a rate per 100,000 population of 21.277.

This brings the cumulative total to 506, a rate per 100,000 population of 356.9. The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.2-1.4.

Figures released in the afternoon of 13th October see the cumulative total of positive tests increase to 509 with a rate per 100,000 population of 359.

Test results for those from the mainland using the IW Test Centre are not included in the figures for the Island.

Live maps of positive tests
An interactive map of cases on the Isle of Wight shows that the Ventnor, Wroxall and St Lawrence area has four positive tests this week. The remaining 26 cases are spread across the Island, but it’s not clear where as they only show up on the map if over two per area.

Covid cases map

No new deaths
The Office for National Statistics reveals that in week 40 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
4pm 13th Oct 2020 – Interactive map added
6pm 13th Oct 2020 – Latest figures added

Image: United Nations covid response under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 11:07am


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3 Comments on "Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus test results: 13th Oct 2020 (update 2)"

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Again these figures are useless to residents on the Island unless we are told when and where the 30 ‘victims’ probably caught covid.
We don’t want names and addressers just a rough idea where it is being spread.
For all we know it could have been just one pub, restaurant, school or work place
I think we could have and deserve better information in such a small community.


You are absolutely right, and the fact that we do not have this information is an indicator that the trace element of track and trace is either not working, or has been abandoned.

What we do know however is that most cases are amongst people who live in Wroxall and Ventnor

Agree these figures need to be far more transparent reporting the location of each of the 30 positive cases last week and ongoing. It’s not rocket science and should in this age of technology be easy to do and highlight. Whilst Ventnor and Wroxall may have met the criteria of reporting 4 and above there are another 26 spread out potentially all over the island WE NEED… Read more »