ISLAND CONTINUES TO FIGHT HARD AS COVID CASES DROP SIGNIFICANTLY

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The Isle of Wight community is continuing to work together to help fight against coronavirus with cases now down to just 41 a day.

Latest official data shows that the number of cases recorded on the Island each day is quickly coming down from the peak of 394 on 4th January. This would suggest that the third national lockdown is having a positive effect.

The rate of infection per 100,000 population in a rolling 7-day period has fallen significantly from 1,185 on 5th January to 470 on 20th January.

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To date, a total of 5,903 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on the Isle of Wight with 4,224 of those cases confirmed in January alone.

It’s unknown how many Islanders have now been vaccinated against COVID, but it is estimated to be in the region of 20,000 to 25,000 people.

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Yates
Yates
1 month ago

Care home staff, and careers should be treated NOW. Many haven’t been, whereas they are in contact with vulnerable people, whereas the NHS staff even those in offices who don’t mix with people have been vaccinated.

Seems a bit odd.

Teresa Rivers
Teresa Rivers
Reply to  Yates
1 month ago

Yes they should have been along with teaching staff who still have to go in and look after children still attending school. NHS admin staff are now involved in the vaccination program so are dealing directly with the public

Yates
Yates
Reply to  Teresa Rivers
1 month ago

Tresa, I am fully supportive of anyone in the NHS or elsewhere having the vaccine if they are at higher risk than, as you say, teachers, or shop workers and of course care home staff and care workers.

Doubtless they are many others at risk not mentioned, yet I wish they would treat those above soon as if they get ill, then we are sunk.

Superman
Superman
Reply to  Yates
1 month ago

They are being vaccinated.

andarinathompson@gmail.com
Reply to  Yates
1 month ago

Yes indeed,very,very,odd.

Mandy
Mandy
1 month ago

That’s a cue for those incompetent imbeciles to start advertising the lsland as a Covid safe holiday.

Stuart
Stuart
Reply to  Mandy
1 month ago

Just out of curiosity, what’s your area of expertise, Mandy?

Mandy
Mandy
Reply to  Stuart
1 month ago

I don’t think I need expertise in any area to know that Dave Stewart and co are incompetent.

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
Reply to  Mandy
1 month ago

Troll

Beach Comber
Beach Comber
Reply to  Mandy
1 month ago

Oh the IOW is safe now, let’s pop over for the day!!!!! Mandy is correct. You can just see it coming. And this lot in charge over here will welcome mainlanders with open arms because money is involved. They care not for the safety of island residents.

She
She
Reply to  Mandy
1 month ago

Well said

plumbers mate
plumbers mate
1 month ago

Its about time they started on supermarket workers and other workers that have to carry on working throughout.

Beach Comber
Beach Comber
Reply to  plumbers mate
1 month ago

Very well said……

Me me
Me me
1 month ago

God sake get real people

The Executioner
The Executioner
Reply to  Me me
1 month ago

How dare you use the lord’s name in vain!!!!you’ll soon be with Jesus.

CANTPULLWOOLOVERMYEYES
CANTPULLWOOLOVERMYEYES
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

Jesus is a bigger lie than covid

David
David
Reply to  CANTPULLWOOLOVERMYEYES
1 month ago

If you think Covid is a lie… what is to gain ? The whole world is involved.. who or what will gain if it is fake?? Guess you are one of those covidiots I have heard about..

Sheila Allchorn
Sheila Allchorn
Reply to  CANTPULLWOOLOVERMYEYES
1 month ago

so if you think that covid is a lie when it comes to your turn to be vaccinated you will turn it down then

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Me me
1 month ago

We are getting real and taking this serious which is why the numbers are falling. What do you want? Follow Trump and get everyone infected? You’re the one who needs to get real.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

More lies

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

Says the expert on these things. TROLL

David
David
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

Who or what throughout the whole world will gain if this is fake?? Open your eyes for a change..

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
1 month ago

Why do you say that?

miss Susan Dagnall
miss Susan Dagnall
1 month ago

Take of page

Last edited 1 month ago by miss Susan Dagnall
Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

The 1st vaccine only gives you 50% immunity after 10 days. So yes you can still catch it, but your symptoms won’t be as bad as they could have been without it. Once we all get the 2nd dose you then have a higher protection at 97%, depending on which vaccine you’ve had.

The Executioner
The Executioner
Reply to  Anonymous
1 month ago

Its 89% and the if you have the second jab 3 weeks later its 95%FACT

David
David
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

Sorry too soon to be proved… but I would like to agree.

David
David
Reply to  Anonymous
1 month ago

How would you know??

Smithy
Smithy
1 month ago

Explain? The vaccine takes 2/3 weeks to become effective so precautions still must be taken which if you are a carer you should know this.

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
1 month ago

Just because you have had the vaccine doesn’t mean you can’t catch it or spread it ,it reduces the symptoms therefore you must still take full precautions.
As someone else said as a carer you should know this and it is explained to you when you receive the vaccine !

David
David
Reply to  Miss sensible
1 month ago

Not much different for flu vaccine, can still catch and pass on flu..

JHVF
JHVF
1 month ago

Still a surprising amount of traffic about !!!

David
David
Reply to  JHVF
1 month ago

Too many still out and about, joy riders too… if more people stayed home the numbers would drop quicker and life could start to get back to whatever.. But ohhh noooo so many non believers… so sad and so stupid… could have all been over by now if people did as asked.. damn covidiots.. those that think it is a lie or fake, sadly sort of wish they would get it, so they would know..

freeloaders
freeloaders
Reply to  David
1 month ago

crap – you are placing too much faith in a vaccine and not enough in your own immune system. Globally this has been shown to have a 99.98% survival rate and in the uk 8000 died who were under 65, which is only one twelfth of the total – so, we do not need to have the whole population vaccinated or a lockdown…just those over 65, should shield and be vaccinated, as well as those who are at higher risk

the rest is just scare tactics laid on thick, because most of those in the house of lords etc are over 65

Dette53
Dette53
Reply to  freeloaders
1 month ago

I’d prefer to take my chance with the Virus than a Rushed Vaccine.
I’m 68.

The Executioner
The Executioner
1 month ago

It’s a good time to be in the coffin business.

Wasp Star
Wasp Star
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

I might start making see through coffins.
Not sure if they’ll catch on.
Remains to be seen.

Caved
Caved
Reply to  Wasp Star
1 month ago

very good…. chip off the old block !

Caved
Caved
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

sad but true… chippies making a fortune !!

The Executioner
The Executioner
1 month ago

We should stay in lockdown permanently. I’m loving it

Truth
Truth
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

On benefits?.

Caved
Caved
Reply to  Truth
1 month ago

probably always has been…

The Executioner
The Executioner
1 month ago

The grim reaper is coming for us.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

Does your mummy know you’re using the computer again?

The Executioner
The Executioner
1 month ago

It’s the end of days.

Spike
Spike
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

Lets hope it does come for you tosser

The Executioner
The Executioner
1 month ago

The human culling is here and it’s about time because the world is over populated with a virus aka the human race.We all deserve to die,This is going to be a mass extinction event.so be afraid!!!!

Caved
Caved
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

so why not step up to the plate and offer yourself… go help some Covid sufferers without using any protective gear… be a first… you might become famous.. dead famous..

The Executioner
The Executioner
1 month ago

Praise the lord

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

Be quiet TROLL nobody is taking any notice of your pathetic comments.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  red squirrel
1 month ago

I think the far left invent words like Troll, because your undemocratic mentality hate anyone that disagree with you….

If you want a nation of dictatorship where free speech isn’t allowed, emigrate to China, you will love it..

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Truth
1 month ago

You think wrong, try googling the word Troll you might learn something like when the word came into existance and the meaning of what a Troll is on the internet. Being one yourself i would have thought Mummy and Daddy might have told you themselves

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
1 month ago

Well, really! One death from Covidity every two days for the past fortnight in a care home near me…. That’s from, not with, and still the lights blink on day by day of second homes and holiday lets round about me… They weren’t here on Boxing Day but, ‘Thick and fast they come at last..’ Oops, nearly half term for nice schools, the fee paying riff raff who have to check on the essential garlic press in their third home. Hollybobs was booked anywise, so time to chill on the Isle of Apathy…. I really bet that type wish we had metropolitan unisex toilets (ha, ha, we have hardly any these days, they are all flats) so they could feel at home in their degraded bubble but with our clean air and views. Your’s, Angry Little Woman. X

VentnorRichard
VentnorRichard
1 month ago

Most people I know would tell them to take this vaccine and shove it. I for one will certainly not let them inject me with this poison. They can jab these elderly people with dementia all they want, good luck getting young people to take it.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  VentnorRichard
1 month ago

Well Ventnor Richard, perhaps people like you should be invited to a Covid Word, and see for yourself that this is “REAL”….

The Executioner
The Executioner
Reply to  Truth
1 month ago

Not everyone wants to have these vaccines because they have been rushed made and they dont no if there is any long term effects yet,

Last edited 1 month ago by The Executioner
Truth
Truth
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

So, we do nothing then????..

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

Well don’t ruddy have it then ,no one gives a monkeys if you do or don’t you along with other’s on here are just attention seeking pillocks.
But I ruddy well bet when you get the call you’ll hot rod it down to vaccine centre sleeve pre rolled up !!!!!

Caved
Caved
Reply to  The Executioner
1 month ago

You willing to not take a chance… ?

Superman
Superman
Reply to  VentnorRichard
1 month ago

And good luck with getting treatment when Covid strikes you or your nearest and dearest down cos you passed it into them and they need hospital treatment. Oh wait, silly me, the NHS has been injecting people en-masse because it’s POISON! ( myself included, because of my job and not because I have dementia or that I’m old.). Not because they want to save lives and enable them to function and serve the needs of everyone instead of being swamped with Covid patients.. GROW UP VentnorRichard and grow a pair!

Tony tollbridge
Tony tollbridge
Reply to  Superman
1 month ago

Richard comes from Ventnor ,it says it all really. I agree with all your views superman

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Tony tollbridge
1 month ago

Thats true, most of them are stoned or drunk most of the time….

Troll
Troll
Reply to  Truth
1 month ago

You would no druggie

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Superman
1 month ago

Alas it’s a fact some people can’t be helped ,they are just attention seeking pillocks ,not worth responding 2 .
Gives them a buzz trying to be controversial, and as I’ve said before 1 st in queue when it’s their turn sleeve rolled up .

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  VentnorRichard
1 month ago

You obviously dont know many people then do you then again its no surprise your probably an absolute bore.

Caved
Caved
Reply to  VentnorRichard
1 month ago

well it is your choice, covidiot… be interesting to know what you think if you get it.. Covid I mean…

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