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Coronavirus: Isle Of Wight's Worst Affected Areas Revealed

The areas with the highest coronavirus case rates on the Isle of Wight have been revealed - and Cowes, Newport and Ryde top the list.

All three of those towns saw an increase in COVID-19 cases in the week leading up to Christmas Eve (24).

The Government's interactive map shows the seven–day rolling rate of new infections in specific locations.

According to the data, Cowes Central was the worst affected area in that period, with 32 new cases recorded. It takes the total number of cases there to 49.

The Government estimates the area's rolling rate to be at 621.4 per 100,000 population, which it says is 'above average'.

Seven–day rates are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

The area with the second highest rolling rate (324.7 per 100,000) was Ryde Central. In the week leading up to Christmas Eve, 18 tests from residents there came back as positive.

Isle of Wight areas with the highest rolling case rates

  • With an additional 20 cases, Ryde West and Havenstreet's rolling rate increased to 305 per 100,000.
  • Cowes West, Gurnard and Northwood, which falls into one ward on the map, saw nine new positive tests. The rolling rate there stands at 302 per 100,000.
  • Newport East and Parkhurst East recorded 17 new cases - taking the rolling rate there to 284.5 per 100,000.

Isle of Wight areas with the lowest rolling case rates

  • The Brightstone and Shalfleet ward actually saw the number of cases fall by one. This could be down to the test result being reallocated elsewhere. The rolling rate there stands at 94.9 per 100,000.
  • With four new cases, Niton, Shorwell and Godshill's rolling rate stood at 104.5 per 100,000.

Yesterday (Wednesday), 44 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on the Isle of Wight.

It takes the total here, since the start of the pandemic, to 1,517.

The Isle of Wight's seven-day rolling rate is at 227.1 per 100,000.

You can find out how your area fares by using the Government's interactive map, here.

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