In the last week (13th- 19th April) the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by 18 – a rate per 100,000 population of 12.77.
The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 6,781 – a rate per 100,000 population of 4,809.22.
The latest R number for the South East reduces to 0.6-0.9.
Reporting the daily updates
The Island will continue to see some daily rises in positive test numbers as more people are being tested, including school children and parents, asymptomatic testing and workplace testing.
However, News OnTheWight will only report daily updates to the figures, if the daily number of positive Covid-19 tests is ten or above.
The table below shows the breakdown in five-year age groups of positive Covid-19 tests between 1st to 7th April and 8th to 14th 2021.
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Watch the trend
The graphs below show the changes to daily rates over the last two weeks and since end of October 2020.
The Office for National Statistics reveals that in week 14 of 2021, no new deaths were recorded where Coronavirus (Covid-19) was registered as the cause of death.
Week 14 covers deaths that occurred up 9th April 2021 but were registered up to 17th April 2021.
In the last week the Government Dashboard records no new deaths within 28 days of positive test, meaning the cumulative remains at 258 (as of 19th April).
It records 5 new weekly deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, with the cumulative total of 287 (as of 2nd April).
The Covid dashboard shows that as of 13th April there was one patient being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital.
That patient was no using mechanical ventilation.
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.
6.68pm 20th Apr 2021 – Today’s figures added and graphs updated