FURTHER CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IDENTIFIED WITH TOTAL NOW HITTING 457

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A total of 457 cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the Isle of Wight since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data released today (Sunday).

As previously reported by Island Echo, the Island saw a small spike of 5 cases up until 21st September. Now, another 2 cases have been added to the running total.

Official figures show that 2 cases were identified on 17th September, 1 on 18th September and another 2 cases just 24 hours later. This was followed by 2 more cases on 21st September and the latest case on 24th September.

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So far this month 24 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That is a significant increase on the month of August when just 10 cases were recorded in 31 days.

Public Health England says that since the start of the pandemic there have been 457 cases of coronavirus on the Island.

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Useyourloaf
Useyourloaf
3 months ago

LET ME GUESS DFLs

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
3 months ago

So when are the holidaymakers going to be refused passage to the island????? I have heard, Parkdean Resorts are fully booked until the end of November and what about all the private self catering accommodation….while people travel over here from the mainland there is a high risk of them bringing COVID with them…..and if course if people are leaving the island and travelling within the UK or abroad, they could potentially bring the virus back with them also.

Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts
Reply to  Opinions Matter
3 months ago

I have it on very good authority that island Parkdean sites are working on 50% max capacity. Also, some hotels have had to close owing to cancellations of Welsh coach companies due to large parts of Wales in local restrictions. However there a lot of tourists still coming over and not following guifeline or regs.

stephen
stephen
3 months ago

Still one of the lowest per 100,000 population in the country thank God we don’t have a fixed link

The man
The man
Reply to  stephen
3 months ago

At the end of the day 10000 plus population in isle of wight give it 2 month and we see Iot more we should not have any if the kept us from the mainland shut down and maybe we have a chance
Lock down october

jon choo
jon choo
Reply to  stephen
3 months ago

2nd wave is a cert, especially when it is orchestrated,
quote “positive results may be due to past or present infection with non sars cov-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63,OC43 or 229E”
You then couple that with an error rate of 2.3% (of all tests) and compare that with the Positive test results you get a manufactured second wave. Which will affect your health and destroy small and medium businesses.

Bong Bing
Bong Bing
Reply to  jon choo
3 months ago

Fake news, don’t care.

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  Bong Bing
3 months ago

You are suffering from cognitive dissonance.
“Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviours. This produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviours to reduce the discomfort and restore balance.”

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  jon choo
3 months ago

thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(20)30180-8/fulltext
(you will need to put www. in front as iow echo won`t let me post links.)If you read this, above, from the Lancet (respected medical journals) the big news was 65 of 67 autopsies did NOT show the virus. So stop worrying…you are being lied to.

John Gullible
John Gullible
Reply to  jon choo
3 months ago

I guess the hospital’s are faking the numbers in reading on ICU’s then too? As for the false positive ‘theory’, it has been debunked many times, there is a true increase in cases and false positives cannot account for such an increase.

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  John Gullible
3 months ago

Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviours. This produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviours to reduce the discomfort and restore balance.

Mad Benny
Mad Benny
Reply to  stephen
3 months ago

Another reason we have a low infection number, is we don’t have too many of those who think they are above British law, and as such just live as they please as we see in many inner city areas. That will sadly change when P enny F eather is filled one would expect as the overspill will be encouraged here by our greedy Council, being paid to take such.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
Reply to  stephen
3 months ago

Yes, absolutely, I am not a fixed link supporter.

Confused
Confused
3 months ago

Thank god, but we do have boats that bring over coach loads that flaunt the rules by not wearing masks, two weekends now I have seen coaches were they are not wearing masks.

Bing Bong
Bing Bong
3 months ago

Project Fear 2.0 at it again

John Gullible
John Gullible
Reply to  Bing Bong
3 months ago

I remember project fear 0.0 the Brexit one, people said nothing bad would happen but now Gove says 7,000 lorries in delays through boarders. Gove confirms project fear 0.0.

Just saying.

Bing Bong
Bing Bong
Reply to  John Gullible
3 months ago

Fake news, don’t care.
 

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Nee
Nee
3 months ago

STOP posting scaremongering info .its boring!
Its no worse than flue for most .up 1 ..2 more here…3 there.give over.
Everyone should make there own decisions how they wana deal with covid,not be forced too.take your own risks as its here too stay.no more closing down country.nhs can cope…ovb not treating other illness so deaths will occur. Wrong ..v wrong.
Nightingale hosp amaz got built fast…lets do more then.but not for covid!

Karn Evil 9
Karn Evil 9
3 months ago

A fixed link you can close easily, ferry companies run the show here though, letting all and sundry over, still, give it another 2 weeks and watch the figures rise, IF they are released to us.

Bumblebee
Bumblebee
3 months ago

Why do we only hear about the increases in cases and also in the deaths due to the virus but NOT about those people who have recovered. Very one sided representation concerning the virus.

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  Bumblebee
3 months ago

Because it is ultimately about control and the new ab-normal is here to stay, unless the world wakes up. Anyone noticed how Sweden is doing…oh yes just fine…no lockdown/no masks and no social distancing.

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

Why does the government website say 456?

Mr.p.Enis
Mr.p.Enis
3 months ago

To the island echo please can you tell us how many active cases there are on the island?we don’t want to no about old case numbers,your just scaremongering….

Cecil
Cecil
Reply to  Mr.p.Enis
3 months ago

Not very honest twice they have been caught out not telling the truth, soon altered when challenged

ron
ron
3 months ago

Now the holiday makers are going home let’s put a ban on second home owners keep popping over, they are now our biggest risk.

Useyourloaf
Useyourloaf
Reply to  ron
3 months ago

They are already down it’s swarming with them in Seaview and Bembridge ( DFLs )

Terry
Terry
Reply to  ron
3 months ago

We must all be careful , do not go out unless it is necessary, wear a mask keep our distance, wash hands it makes sense . every little effort will help stop the spread of this virus .

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Terry
3 months ago

That’s all well & good but some of us have to go to work, mixing will others

realist
realist
Reply to  Terry
3 months ago

No Terry – what needs to happen is everyone just gets on with life as normal and we learn to live with a new virus, that adds the countless viruses that circulate the planet continuously.

Cecil
Cecil
Reply to  realist
3 months ago

Bit of a gamble if you have other health issues, so your advise is dangerous

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  Terry
3 months ago

You what????

Soldier of fortune
Soldier of fortune
Reply to  ron
3 months ago

No they are not. How about delivery drivers, people working on the mainland and the list goes on.

Useyourloaf
Useyourloaf
Reply to  Soldier of fortune
3 months ago

People who have actually got a job you mean!
Holiday home owners should stay where there main home is not come down here spreading the virus.
All comes down to money my friend

Soldier of fortune
Soldier of fortune
Reply to  Useyourloaf
3 months ago

Second home owners most likely come over in their cars and are subject to the same restrictions as anyone else. There are probably far more people using the ferries to go to work, either on or off the Island. Do you want to stop those people travelling as well?

Nee
Nee
3 months ago

Post it echo.!5 hours aproval lol..its truth after all .we all need too hear!!

VentnorRichard
VentnorRichard
3 months ago

The government and media need to be prosecuted as criminals once this hysteria is over.

John
John
Reply to  VentnorRichard
3 months ago

People underplaying this and spreading misinformation need to prosecuted as criminals. The reason it is not as bad as it could be is because the restrictions in place ARE WORKING!!!
 
Or do you want it like the US, with just 2% of their population infected they have over 200,000 dead!

Alice
Alice
Reply to  John
3 months ago

You are exactly right. I live in the US and it’s a nightmare. Don’t follow our lead. The states that listened to the doctors have very low rates of infection with businesses open and thriving. Those that followed Trump and refuse masks and social distancing have very high death rates. Take a bit of advice….wear your masks. Social distance. Wash your hands. That will allow you to get on with life and the economy, while keeping the virus under control. Best of luck to you all.

YIGAF
YIGAF
Reply to  Alice
3 months ago

Oh come on – you live in America. Are you telling me that you guys over there actually go on line to read all about the news on our little old Isle of Wight. Probably located here on the IOW. Then again Alice in Wonderland is probably where you are. If true where exactly do you reside?

Martin smith
Martin smith
3 months ago

Come on mr justice where your comment

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Martin smith
3 months ago

Maybe he’s gone down with the virus!!

Martin smith
Martin smith
Reply to  Smithy
3 months ago

Yes smithy I think your right

Allchie
Allchie
Reply to  Martin smith
3 months ago

Maybe he’s noticed that Melbourne, which he regularly cites as the likely gov control situation hitting us next, has started to loosen its lockdown restrictions.

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

Scaremongering info….yawn

Greg1965
Greg1965
3 months ago

People travelling to and from the Island for COVID tests are one of the biggest risks of all.
 
Compare Wightlinks website ” Please do not travel across the Solent for a COVID-19 test”
 
with Red Funnel`s “Travelling to the Isle of Wight and need to quarantine / self-isolate OR travelling to the Island for a Covid-19 test?
If this applies to you, you must contact us ahead of time
 
This needs to be stopped !!!!
 
 

Cecil
Cecil
Reply to  Greg1965
3 months ago

When looking at the number plates they were all main lands no HW numbers there may be some mainland number plates but it’s odd all those that were there were not ours

William Fitzsimmons
William Fitzsimmons
3 months ago

Still blaming the holidaymakers? Not the kids and students who had to go back to school or college and don’t get social distancing or the fact they can’t hug their mates and don’t wash their hands?

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

STOP PRINTING SAME OLD BORING RUBBISH. AGAIN……STOP SCAREMONGERING…..ITS ALSO WHY TWATS ARE BULK BUYING .LETS HEAR THE REAL NUMBERS.LETS HEAR THOSE SURVIVED.
LET’S HERE HOW MSNY HAVE DIES FROM CANCER! go on . I dare ya

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  Tom
3 months ago

People don`t like the truth.

Real Islander
Real Islander
3 months ago

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” 
― C. S. Lewis

Cecil
Cecil
Reply to  Real Islander
3 months ago

What drivel does not apply to today’s life lol

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