TOTAL NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES KNOCKS ON THE DOOR OF 200

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199 cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest statistical information available from Public Health England.

Previously, the total sat at 198 but a further case has been confirmed in today’s (Saturday’s) data. The local infection rate now sits at 140.6.

NHS England report that there have now been 38 coronavirus deaths in hospital, with the Office for National Statistics confirming a further 26 people have died in the community. This brings the total Isle of Wight death toll to 64, as of today.

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35 hospital recoveries have been recorded, but it is unknown how many people within the community have recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive.

Nationally, the coronavirus crisis is being brought under control with a steady decline in the number of deaths and new cases.

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Tim

I’m a key worker in the retail sector and over the last couple of days there has been a huge amount of tourists visiting (and staying) on the island, and not even hiding the fact. Forget Dominic Cummings,what’s happening on the island is an absolute disgrace and only going to make it a lot worse.

Opinions Matter

ZAK ZUK & MARY Are you two for real, are you both on something? You should both shut up and stop saying this virus is fake. Bloody unbelievable the pair of you. It’s you two that need to WAKE UP!

David

Whatever world they are in must be all fluffy and lovely, I think I want to be there too but I can’t. so I have to struggle on the real world

Barry

It is fake, it’s all one big show. They will try to pin anything on this ‘virus’ which data shows is no worse than any other virus that didn’t require lockdown. Old lady has heart attack? Covid. Man stabbed in the chest? Covid. Do some research, get some intelligence and stop being a sheep. Covid 19 is a myth, these made up numbers and stats are fear mongering that plebs like you are scared and believe.

steven

I am also a retail worker on the island. Last week I was on holiday and because I live a block away from Sandown beach, get to see it daily. I also took a drive to Freshwater Bay, the following day to Ventnor beach and the day after to Ryde and at all four beaches I didn’t think it were all that busy, worse case probably a 5 meter distancing. I also noticed the about 1 in 3 vehicle registration were IOW/Hampshire and of the non-IOW/Hampshire registrations, how do we know that they aren’t residents on the island. I am… Read more »

So sad about so much.

A group of cyclists were hanging about consulting maps last Friday, one came along and stopped and asked me directions, proving they were not local people.
I feel bad for anyone trying to keep themselves safe, I am not really classed as in the vulnerable group but have problems with chest complaints, so a worry for me especially too.

Mark

A big thank you to all the people not listening to the guidelines, and to those who think it’s all fake and lies, here comes that 2nd spike.

Lockdown is NOT over. Only a few rules are being relaxed.

Peter

It’s a fact. Majority follow the advice minority don’t. Result is majority suffer because of minority.

Dodgy joe

Peter I would say it is more close to 50/50 now people are opening their eyes.

Smithy

The island roads are back to pre lockdown numbers of cars. Sandown was heaving along the seafront like a normal day as was ryde. Nobody is listening anymore and it’s only going to get busier from Monday as everyone thinks they can meet up with anyone. I really hope we don’t see a big increase in cases but I’m sure we will. Before anyone says what was I doing out it was an essential journey I do every day.

steven

Strange that you say Sandown beach was heaving because I only live a block away from Sandown beach and as I was on holiday for the week, was down there for a walk for most of the time I was there at various intervals in the day and I really didn’t notice that it were so busy that I could define it as heaving.

Chris

I agree with you Sandown beach was not busy at all and they were staying apart the beach bar was busy all drinking on path way. Police were there talking to them

Welp

No problem Mark 🙂

KEVIN

Come on Welp, please put your real name up as I would welcome the opportunity to teach you understanding and respect for those loosing their lives.

Or perhaps you are just a spineless individual hiding in the shadows. Show respect you worthless moron.

Chad mullen

Go back to sleep kev

Jimjam56

People like you have never done a single heroic act in your lives, you’re probably stuck in a hovel somewhere glued to your tablet all day making Coleman comments to people who are actually brave and scared and trying to live their lives, looking after others, all the key workers puttomg their lives on the line for xxx like you! Have you seen the state Brazil is in? Can’t you read or see further than the end of screen you miserable individual!

Welp

Hi Kev my name is Dave, now what?

Bob

The only ones hiding are the sheep fake virus do research

Jimjam56

Delusional or just plain ignorant or both :€ if I were your parent I’d be ashamed of you. Disrespectful of all those lost and their loved ones. Shocking nasty man

steven

I obey the guidelines, don’t see any 2nd spike on telly when they show the latest updates?

Jimjam56

You will just watch!

Mandy

Let’s be honest, the lsland was never in lockdown. Selfish second home owners and holiday makers have been coming and going for the last 10 weeks. As an lsland we had the best opportunity to fight virus.So who shall we blame when we have to go into a regional lockdown which will have to be tougher than this one.Everyone trying to get buisness’s ready to open will have to close again

Allchie

Utter misguided rubbish Mandy. The Island has one of the lowest counts of official Covid 19 cases and associated deaths across the country. This was the position at the beginning of the breakout and remains as of now. An amazing stat given that we have a high percentage of our population over retirement age and vulnerable to the virus. This is a testament to Islanders themselves abiding to the rules and visitors and second homeowners staying away and respecting the Island and lockdown restrictions. The Island is managed under a single NHS trust which to date has not been overwhelmed.

Mandy

Allchie , you’re misguided if you think there are no visitors here, l hope in a few months time you can say l told you so . I just think as an lsland we should have locked down properly we may have done even better.

Allchie

Mandy – I never said that was the case. There will always be some exceptions either idiots who ignore the lockdown rules (out of an Island population of 147,000 there will be a percentage who don’t care and who are probably more responsible for our small outbreaks) and others on the mainland who think they can sneak over for their own reasons including supporting vulnerable relatives. What I am saying to you is that it is not right that you blame trippers and second homeowners for everything that has happened in terms of the outbreak to date. That is where… Read more »

Mandy

Allchie, not particularly blaming tourists for infections , just that they shouldn’t be coming at the moment while we’re trying to contain the virus. They will be welcome back when the time is right, let’s hope it all works out ok. Stay safe

Peter

The nhs soon will b overwhelmed has like mandy said its holidaymakesrs its worse in london etc those eople coming from different countries are the onez going t give it t us islanders

Allchie

Get a grip Peter. The relaxation in rules allows you to travel further afield but do not allow you to stay away from your main residence. There should no hotels or holiday accommodations on the Island open for business. Camper vans etc. Trying to come over will be questioned at the ports. Stay vigilant and report anything you might see that doesn’t look right.

oldbutalive

It has become a “The rules no longer apply” ! ! ! The question is, why do a lot of people no longer abide by the medical/Sage/government instructions? Boris now says its just an instruction and they hope the public adhere to it. The powers the Police did have has gone thanks to someone testing their eyes by driving. It is becoming a total mess ! ! ! If the enquiry ever gets done, (which i do not think will ever happen) will it say mistakes were made as early as January and mistakes were still being made to 1st… Read more »

mr justice

Because maybe just maybe they have woken up, unlike you, still believing the bs

Jimjam56

Where do you live? Under a rock!

Simon Parsons

Don’t like what is posted here ….knocking on the door for 200 that is so wrong saying that

mr justice

Oh I’m so a fended,how old are you?

Adrian Moran

Selfish idiots believing they are immune to it or have won’t happen to me syndrome will be the cause of a second. But their actions are not punished, the police just turn a blind eye to it all and we have a government and society where are leader is a full time liar and a chicken with a yellow marigold glove on his head. To be honest, what do you expect? Oh, and our M.P. will happily sell us out to curry favour with political masters and the ferry companies couldn’t give toss so long as they have bums on… Read more »

Mary

Be alert And use common sense corona Is knocking at the door LMFAO

Mary

Covid-19 is a diversion for something bigger.There is an alien invasion coming!!! You have been warned

Mary

There has been a lot of ufo sightings around the world

Marys

I believe that Damien nettles was abducted by aliens aka the greys back in cowes ‘96’

oldbutalive

Impaired vision caused by the virus, people better get in their cars and do a test drive lasting 30 mins each way then.

Iow inbred

Shut up you trolls

Iow inbred

Real or not I’m going to do what I want when I want

Bob

Good man

Jimjam56

Fool

Dodgy joe

And so you should

Iow inbred

I’m Isle of Wight born and bred because my mum and dad our brother and sister

Chad mullen

Me too my mum and dad are mother and son

Bob

Bruncle

mr justice

You see sheep people, the lies have been exposed, you have been mugged! I know it’s hard to except but, that’s how it is. See when people are lied to over and over again, then the penny will drop,and it has.

anon

yep

Dodgy joe

They will try to pin anything on this ‘virus’ which data shows is no worse than any other virus that didn’t require lockdown. Old lady has heart attack? Covid. Man stabbed in the chest? Covid. Do some research, get some intelligence and stop being a sheep. Covid 19 is a myth, these made up numbers and stats are fear mongering that plebs believe.

Jude jim

Boring news

Richard collins

Anyone know the R0 for the island?

Jimjam56

What pandemic? What death toll? What idiots! Give an inch and take ten miles that’s the extent of the brain capacity of most berks in this country and definitely this island too. I can’t believe the extent of the stupidity going on, the wreck less actions putting us NHS workers lives at risk all over again with no thought what so ever! Laughing in our faces but want our full support when they realise the mistakes they’re making. This virus is stil here and will remain until a vaccine is found and implemented. We will all suffer as a result… Read more »

Mr justice

Jimjam56 if your 56 yes old then you either have a bad memory or ur just DIM! You trust the government? I’m your age and your an embarrassment. Jim nice but……yeah

IAN LEE

If the island and beaches are so full of tourists where are they going to the loo!!!!!

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