NEW CASE OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED – BUT WE ARE A LONG WAY OFF LOCAL LOCKDOWN

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Another new confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified on the Isle of Wight – but it’s only the 2nd new case since 14th June and the 5th this month.

The total number of cases of coronavirus locally now sits at 204 – a rise of just 1 from 203. Since the beginning of June, that number has risen by just 5 cases out of a population of over 140,000.

The infection rate is said to be 144.1. This figure is different from the reproduction rate (R), which was previously estimated to be around 0.4 – but is likely to be lower now.

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A total of 82 people have now died from the virus – 3 at home, 39 in hospital and 39 in care homes, with 1 death at the hospice. There have been no new deaths since 5th June.

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Abbey Holmes

ONLY, the second case since….
 
It ONLY took one Chinese person to infect the ENTIRE globe.
 
Belittle this virus at your peril

mr justice

Ha ha ha ha!

Red Squirrel

You really are an idiot, how dare you laugh at people that are going down with this virus which is also an insult to their families, you are pathetic.

mr justice

You are such a fool, I wasn’t laughing at people getting the virus, just the belief that idiots like you follow blindly like a sheep, you are the one that’s dumb and thoughtless snow flake.

Margo

I do hope you don’t suffer from this nasty virus you may not be laughing then how cruel

mr justice

In January I had a chest infection went to my lungs got pneumonia, got over it,I have a low immune system, but I haven’t once locked all the doors and got under the bed, .unlike some. Why haven’t I? Because I’m confident, that this flu like virus hasn’t been inflated to scare everyone, and seems to have worked, but not me. See knowledge is power the more you know about something, the more you can make the right decision. I understand people are scared.but that’s because they are ignorant and don’t understand what they are dealing with,and I don’t mean… Read more »

The Regulator

flu-like virus ?
Where is there a flu which infects the brain causing neurological problems, destroys the kidneys and liver, weakens the heart and changes the blood’s physiology ?
Clearly the stoopid shop hasn’t run of out of supplies of stoopid, down your way !

pedro gates

I don’t believe the Echo or anybody else is belittling the virus, it stems from the national press reporting that there are 36 areas where cases are increasing and are at risk of lockdown, the IOW was among those 36 areas.
Many years ago I lived in Hong Kong and visited China frequently, the standard of sanitation, hygiene etc then was appalling, I imagine it has worsened over the years.

rob

I think
You are right I think we should go back in to Lockdown again to been safe

Sad person

My husband and I haven’t been set free yet. Extremely vulnerable people need to be safe before we can leave our house and we’re going mad stuck here. Let us have some time out before lockdown again or life isn’t worth living and in our case we don’t know how much life is left anyway.

mr justice

You go for it and don’t believe the bs , unfortunately it won’t be going back because to many sheep, but you can still enjoy yourself and watch the sheep run round in circles frighten to even pass any person in the street.

flotieinbasin

You are a happy sole .

IQ over 70

*Soul.

oldbutalive

Was that 1 person a visitor or a second home owner or an Islander?
 
Have all the people that have come into contact with that one person been contacted and tested?

Terry

Scientific research has suggested that the Isle of Wight could become a major hot spot in the Country for the virus . we have to be careful .

Opinions Matter

Agree Terry. With all the holidaymakers that are going to flood the island. Will be interesting to see if they stop the visitors coming here and we have to go into lockdown again.

anon3

more fuel for the flapping tin foil hat brigade to salivate over – why dont you take responsibility for yourself and hide under your bed if you are so worried.

Opinions Matter

To anon3. Firstly, I am a key worker and have been working the entire time. Hopefully we won’t get a spike but it is predicted we will. I do not share or agree with your comment. Hopefully the prediction will be wrong but I think otherwise.

RinTinTin

What a lovely comment, says more about you than anyone else.

mr justice

Ha ha ha that opinions matter is so far gone as a sheep,ha ha ha.

anon3

opinions matter – baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Opinions Matter

Justice and Anon3. You are both known as Trolls. Both of you post things on here to try and wind others up and to provoke a reaction. You are entitled to your opinion. If you both have elderly relatives, look after them and hope they don’t fall victim to the virus. I would love to tell you both what I think of your comments but it would be removed……it would interesting to know if either of you work and if so, do you come into contact with possible COVID positive people? Or are you both social paracites?

Red sqirrel

They are the latter mate a d a waste of space.

mr justice

Firstly ,yes I work, I’m 56 yrs old and I am not into trolling ( whatever that maybe) .my comments are a combination of FACTS ,eg masks don’t work, and my own opinions,eg, you are a frightened little sheep. I like you ,am aloud both, sorry if you don’t agreed with the facts ( get researching) or my opinions ,your choice. I don’t agreed with your outlook on this event, but I’m sure your agreed ,that’s why we debate. To get posts removed because you don’t like them ,is one step away from, …… well do I have to say… Read more »

David

Sounds like the sort of reckless statements that Donald Trump would make, or Boris Johnson before the virus nearly killed him. And if you’re going to shout FACT masks do help prevent the spread of the virus. They may not stop you catching it but if you are unfortunate to become a victim they have been proven to help you from spreading it to other people. Or does that not matter?

mr justice

Oh and yes I do have elderly parents, mother has have cancer 3 times, father has high blood pressure and on blood thinners, and do they stay in ? No! Been out since this nonsense started. As my mother who’s 78 says, heard it all before, aids was going to kills us ,then bird flu, then pig flu. She has a point!

The Regulator

Yeah just like bullets can’t really kill you, right ?
Everyone you know hasn’t been killed by bullets, right ? So it must be fake news all this talk that bullets kill.
yeah – I get your logic. Must have been front of the queue in the stoopid shop.

The Regulator

the IOW is a sitting duck. What worked for IOW during the fabled ‘lockdown’ (actually just a few distancing restrictions) in being separate form the mainland, will work against it during holiday season. IOW will become a steaming virus container. this year’s tourist season should be banned for the sake of islanders. But I fear money talks and the population’s welfare is a secondary consideration.

Mr.C.Hode

It’s the end of he world!

Annie

None of us want to pry into other peoples personal lives but I do think it would help to know age, r they an islander or visitor etc. This would help us be more vigilant and learn to live with this

Tania Roach

In what way would that help?

Bob

More lies

John Gullible

I’m a key worker and can advise you that the virus and it’s threat to our health, young and old, is real.

There are many people with ongoing symptoms after having this virus which we still do not know how long will last.
We can’t hide away forever but need to try and remain vigilant and safe.

Knowledge is power and for some, ignorance appears to be bliss…

Mrs brown

John, I’m also a key worker and I can also advise you that believing everything we are told by the government around Covid-19 is utter BS. The care provider I work for have had no cases. But that is because none have been to hospital with other health issues to be labelled as Covid-19. Your name is fitting as you appear to be very gullible indeed. Do some research yourself, it’s so easy to put covid on a death certificate, as when being tested for this it is testing for the common cold symptoms! Which most of us have if… Read more »

RinTinTin

I do chucke when conspiracy theorists say “do some research yourself”. The facts are out there,on the Internet right? I mean, it’s not like every fruitloop in the flat world has infected our greatest source of information yet is it? The government do tell fibs at times but do you seriously think if they had any kind of plan, agenda or secrets that they would leave the truth online for all to see? That’s delusion nal thinking at its best.

mr justice

That’s the irony of this the agenda 21 , it’s right under people’s noses, and yes they have put it out there, but know most sheep won’t bother checking it out. The agenda is on the gov.uk website for all to see. It I’m wasting my time I feel. I get so frustrated with the fact that ,it’s there ,people just read it!! I’m glad I’m as old as I am, and hopefully be well dead before I see this agenda implemented.

John Gullible

Mrs Brown, with all due respect, I must disagree with your statement. I do not believe what the government says but also am not one of these idiots who believe Covid is some sort of hoax. Just because you have not witnessed much with your care worker role it is not a sample of the rest of the world. I can assure you that this virus has had huge impact on healthcare systems across the world. I have done my research and know the Isle of Wight was one of least impacted areas. Mrs Brown – regardless of cause of… Read more »

mr justice

BBC and MSM is not research, and if you did do proper research you would know where those so called 60,000 deaths came from, so back in your pen please.

RinTinTin

Define proper research then? Please?

mr justice

The internet? Keep cross reference information, foreign new stations like sky Australia ( on YouTube) RT. news etc there’s loads,Fox News . And remember some you may think ,are that’s just conspiracy, what just like MK ultra CIA mind control testing on unwillingly people. Turns out it was true!! So keep unopened mind you may learn something.

Bernadette Woodall.

I know of someone suffering from Terminal Pancreatic cancer and when he took a turn for the worse,was admitted to hospital where he died and his Death Certificate said Covid19.

mr justice

Mrs brown, it’s so hard to get the sheep to see anything but what the liars (government) them. As for free thinking.?

Mark

in approx 2 weeks we WILL see the spike here. I pity all of us islanders who will get this, meanwhile the ferries will continue to let people over….. ridiculous way to carry on, but then again look to who is in charge, a gutless council and an even more useless MP, BBQ sausage anyone????

Don't tell him pike.

How many times do you have to be told. The ferries have no legal right to stop people travelling .in case you have forgotten the Island is not an independent country with passport control .

flotieinbasin

we are all doomed i say all doomed

John

And it will go up if Bob Seely has anything to do with it, he’s been calling for all sailings to resume.

RinTinTin

Moan at lock own,moan at restrictions being lifted. Just WHEN are you not moaning?

John

I’ve never moaned at lock down as I understood that it was required. I will not moan at everyone being made to ware a mask, because I understand the benefits. I did not moan at restrictions being eased as I understood that the R0 value had dropped below 1.
 
But I WILL moan at Bob Seely doing what ever it takes to appease his pay masters, bringing loads of virus spreaders here at the cost of the health of his constituents.

Munch

If they are considering locking us down again why are they going to run the ferrys .Just to bring covid 19 over to the island and wipe out our elderly residents. MP= mad person

Rosemary brewer

They are NOT considering locking us down again!!! Do your research and read the articles properly. We have one of the lowest infection rates in the country with a low R rate. This is just very bad reporting by the likes of Sky News.

David

As usual, it’s quite an art, read what was said re-write it to suit your own agenda and then present it as news, simples!

Anon100

The Island gets its income from tourists. If the Island is isolated from the rest the the UK then many people will be jobless, then homeless. We all have to take responsibility for our own health by taking precautions which is quite simple: hand washing, sanitizer, face masks etc. Just don’t think of yourself think of the survival of the Island which already going into decay. You only have to look around and open your eyes. Yes, with holidaymakers coming over there may well be a spike but we can safeguard ourselves. Yes, I am a key worker in care… Read more »

Adrian Moran

Seems that some comments here suggesting that wearing a tin hat and hiding under the bed really do border on either ignorance or stupidity. No doubt the sort of people, that should they become infected will be pushing their way to the front of the queue for treatment. 2 of my friends (mainland) caught the disease. One of which had the same ignorant outlook. Catching CV 19 totally changed his mind. Ignore the dangers of this disease at your peril. Complacency may not kill you, but you could be the cause of someone else’s death.

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RinTinTin

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king. Don’t try to understand them, just laugh and thank your lucky stars you are not one of them.

mr justice

Yes I couldn’t agree more . Unfortunately we will all soon see what our future has in stall for us, and it will not be nice!

John Gullible

I’ve heard this experience from many others too. I’m not one for a tin foil hat and hiding away but I am one for a well prepared healthcare system, efficient testing, track and tracing in place and a sign that things are being managed in a professional way. We will need a working app to live with this as it’s the only way to get information on outbreak between strangers. The economy needs to get up and running but not in a shortsighted way risking a second wave which would be devastating. This should be taken seriously and managed well… Read more »

John

I agree Adrian. It’s the stupid ones that are overloading the NHS. 
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that.” 
― George Carlin

David

Note the last 10 words, they are the most important of all, but this does not appear to have sunk in yet.

Arthur

Not seen nothing yet wait till the mainlanders start coming .
Then the **** will hit the fan with 2nd wave soon.

kev

If anyone cares to read the ” wide spread ” reporting in the media Including Sky news and yahoo, the IOW and Portsmouth are areas being amongst “36” areas of the Country considered to be ” at risk of Lockdown within days “.

It appears this is not being judged on local infection rates but on the likelihood of a spike , could this be because the Island will be importing many tourists from the mainland within days? Who travel via Portsmouth on Hover, Cat and car ferry.

The balance between LIFE and ECONOMY is becoming a very knife edge predicament.

Annie

Just come home on floating bridge, staff wearing mask but not all foot passengers were and car passengers open windows no mask waving their cards out the window, what is the point in anyone trying to safe and keep others safe,

D cummings

Jesus, one more case! Stop the ferries, close the beaches, shut the shops, stop those nasty holiday makers coming, let’s get the pitch forks for those second home owners, oh god it’s a Chinese takeover democracy is finished. Without tourism this island is doomed anyway! Be sensible, be safe, stop the BS hysteria

John Gullible

“without tourism the island is doomed”
“Stop the BS hysteria”

You continue to go against your own words Mr Dominic Cummings…quite hysterical indeed.

D cummings

I’m mo longer a tory, but secret Labour activist

Munch

How are we meant to control it on the island if there letting every tom dick & Harry over here .I work at the hospital &see how much hard work they all do .believe me they don’t need the added pressure & work load

Mark

I predict local lockdown here by 14 July.

John Gullible

I hope this will not happen, I think if a lock down were to happen then it may be further into the tourist season. This disease can incubate for anything from a few days to a few weeks so may take time to grow in numbers. Luckily the Isle of Wight is a low risk area in terms of geology and there’s not big built up areas and lots of countryside. We didn’t get bit too bad the first time round. Tourist season however will put us at a higher risk, guest houses and B&B could be spreading points. I… Read more »

IQ over 70

Population on the IOW: 141,771
Covid19 case numbers on IOW: 204.
Percentage of Islanders infected : 0.14389
 
Deaths from Covid19 on the Island: 79
Percentage of Islanders killed by Covid19: 0.0557
 
 

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