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

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

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

The Office for National Statistics reveals that in week 6 of 2021, 17 new deaths occurred where Coronavirus (Covid-19) was registered as the cause of death.

Five were reported in care homes, one at home and 11 in hospital.

Week 6 covers deaths that occurred up 12th February 2021 but were registered up to 20th February 2021.

Positive tests
In the last week (16th-22nd Feb) the number of positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests on the Isle of Wight increased by 63 – a rate per 100,000 population of 44.68.

The daily number of positive Coronavirus Covid-19 tests has increased by 2 since yesterday (Monday).

According to the Government’s Coronavirus Dashboard this takes today’s rolling seven-day figure to 62 – a rate per 100,000 population of 43.97.

The cumulative total since the pandemic began is now at 6,619 – a rate per 100,000 population of 4,694.33.

The latest R number for the South East remains at 0.6 to 0.8.

Age breakdown
The table below shows the breakdown in five-year age groups of positive Covid-19 tests between 4th-11th and 12th-18th Feb 2021.

Age4th-11th Feb12th-18th FebDifference

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

The Government Dashboard records no new deaths within 28 days of positive test, meaning the cumulative total remains at 245 (as of 23rd Feb).

It records 23 new weekly deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, with the cumulative total of 255.

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 16th February there were 26 patients being treated for Covid-19 at St Mary’s hospital, with 10 being admitted on 14th February.

Two of those 26 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.

Source: Covid Dashboard

Image: United Nations under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 4:42pm


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