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

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 2 of 2021, 31 new deaths occurred where Coronavirus (Covid-19) was registered as the cause of death.

Six were reported in care homes, one at home and 24 in hospital.

Week 2 covers deaths that occurred up to 15th January 2021, but were registered up to 23rd January 2021.

Positive tests
In the last week (19th-25th Jan) the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by 578 – a rate per 100,000 population of 409.93 – this is almost half the figure from last week (1,007).

A month ago the rolling seven-day figure was 6230 – a rate per 100,000 of population of 163.12. The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 5,903 – a rate per 100,000 population of 4,186.52.

The Tuesday afternoon update sees a rise of 40 new positive tests, taking the cumulative total to 5,943 – a rate per 100,000 population of 4,214.89.

The rolling seven day figure has dropped to 552 – a rate per 100,000 population of 391.49.

Age breakdown
The table below shows the breakdown in five-year age groups of positive Covid-19 tests between 7th-13th Jan and 14th-21st Jan.

Age7th-13th Jan14th-20thDifference

Latest deaths
The Government Dashboard reports today (Tuesday) that the cumulative total of deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test is 164.

The cumulative total of deaths with Covid-19 in the death certificate is 115.

The Covid dashboard still shows that as of 19th January there were 88 patients being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital, with 12 being admitted on Sunday 17th January.

10 of those 88 patients are relying on mechanical ventilation.

Last two weeks and two months
The graphs below show the changes to daily rates over the last two weeks with a downward trend, plus daily figures since the end of October 2020.

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
6.15pm 26th Jan 2021 – Tuesday figures added

Source: Covid DashboardONSNHS

Image: Susan Yin under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 11:38am


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3 Comments on "Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (updated)"

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Wonder how much of increase in infections and deaths could be attributed to Bob and Dave’s gung-ho invitation to an infected mainland to party on the Island?

Steve Goodman

We do know that the party which Bob and Dave are presumably still proud to be part of are responsible for tens of thousands of the deaths making the UK ‘world-beating’ in mortality rate…




Good to see reducing numbers, but, remember, the number of people WITH Covid-19 is the two column added together plus some weeks before that as well.