Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (update 2)

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

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The Office for National Statistics reveals that in week 12 of 2021, four new deaths occurred where Coronavirus (Covid-19) was registered as the cause of death.

Two deaths were reported in care homes, one in the Hospice and one at St Mary’s Hospital.

Week 12 covers deaths that occurred up 26th March 2021 but were registered up to 3rd April 2021.

Positive tests
In the last week (31st March – 6th April) the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by 24 (8 today) – a rate per 100,000 population of 17.02.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 6,751 – a rate per 100,000 population of 4,787.94.

The latest R number for the South East remains at 0.7-1.0.

The Island will continue to daily rises in positive test numbers as more people are being tested, including school children and parents, asymptomatic testing and workplace testing.

News OnTheWight now only reports daily updates, if the daily number of positive Covid-19 tests is ten or above.

Age breakdown
The table below shows the breakdown in five-year age groups of positive Covid-19 tests between 18th to 23rd March and 25th to 31st March 2021.

Age18th to 24th25th to 31stDifference

Watch the trend
The graphs below show the changes to daily rates over the last two weeks and since end of October 2020.

In the last week the Government Dashboard records no new deaths within 28 days of positive test, meaning the cumulative remains at 256 (as of 5th April).

It records 6 new weekly deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, with the cumulative total of 279 (as of 19th March).

Week 12
The week 12 figure are being released two days later this week due to the bank holidays. We will update this weekly report on Thursday with week 11 figures.

Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and with those who are working so hard to save lives.

The Covid dashboard shows that as of 30th March there were three patients being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital.

None of those patients are 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.

Article edit
7.35pm 6th Apr 2021 – Today’s figures added
3.45pm 8th April 2021 – Week 12 deaths added

Source: Covid Dashboard and ONS

Image: Susan Yin under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 11:30am


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Still don’t understand the need for the difference column which could be misleading. Having a 1 in the first week and a 0 in the second column followed by a -1 in the difference column may lead people to believe that the numbers of those in that row has reduced by one which is not true as the people who test positive in the first column still… Read more »