Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 1 July 2020

Isle of Wight forecast as high risk Coronavirus ‘pressure point’ – Oxford University research reveals (Oh, no, I’m terrified)

The Isle of Wight has been revealed as a potential ‘pressure point’ for Coronavirus (Covid-19) by university researchers.

An online tool created by the researchers at Oxford University’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, identifies areas that are likely to suffer further outbreaks of Coronavirus. It uses data about Covid-19 vulnerabilities. such as age, social deprivation, population density, ethnicity and hospital resources, to create the risk maps.

High risk for the Island
The Isle of Wight and Lincolnshire are two areas that show to have high hospitalisation risks, broadly due to our older populations and high levels of social deprivation.

The online tool was experiencing loading problems when we tried to use it this morning, but if it gets stuck, you can reload the page and start again. Users can search view region, county or NHS clinical commissioning group.

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