Here’s the improved picture on the Isle of Wight when it comes to new cases of coronavirus.
Just weeks after the Island among the top areas in the country for new cases of Covid-19, some parts now have so few that they appear white on the government’s colour-coded interactive map.
It means data cannot safely be published, to hide the individuals who have tested positive.
Nearly all areas of Newport, as well as Sandown, Brading, Bembridge, Ventnor and Wroxall, have too few cases to appear as a colour.
Other parts of the Island have also improved.
The map compares the rolling average over 100,000 people of new Covid-19 cases over seven days, and lags behind the current daily data by five days.
The current map, published at 4pm yesterday (Thursday), is in stark contrast to twenty days ago, when the Island was mostly blue.
Government data on February 6
Around one month ago, the Island still had shades of dark purple – showing one of the highest new infection rates.
As of yesterday evening, the Isle of Wight’s overall average was 43 cases per 100,000 people over the seven days to February 20 – below average.
Ten new cases were confirmed here yesterday – after a peak when hundreds of new cases a day were being added to our tally.
Published on January 21