Weekly number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus test results and deaths: 20th Oct 2020 (updated)

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

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

The Office for National Statistics reveals that in week 41 there was one new death where Coronavirus (Covid-19) was registered as the cause of death. The Islander sadly passed away in a care home.

That means the total of deaths where Covid-19 is stated on the death certificate has risen to 90.

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 45 deaths in care homes.

This figure is for the entire period, no just where positive test was in the last 28 days.

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.

Positive test results
From Monday 12th October to Monday 19th October the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by 36, a rate per 100,000 population of 25.532.

This brings the cumulative total to 542, a rate per 100,000 population of 382.3. The latest R number for the South East remains at 1.3-1.5.

Update: 5.15pm
From Monday-Tuesday the number of positive has increased by five to 547. This is a rate per 100,000 population of 385.8.

Live map
An interactive map now shows how many ‘cases’ per area of the Island.

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 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.

Article edit
5.15pm 20th Oct 2020 – Tuesday afternoon update on figures from PHE added

Source: Office for National Statistics and PHE via Gov UK
Image: United Nations under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 11:06am


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