TEN more people have tested positive for Covid-19 on the Isle of Wight.

It is the biggest increase in numbers since May 28, and takes the cumulative total to 522.

These cases are of people living on the Island.

As of Thursday, there was only one Covid-19 patient in St Mary's Hospital.

Across the Island, combined figures from NHS England and the Office for National Statistics show 89 people have died due to the virus — 41 in hospital, 44 in care homes, three in the community and one in a hospice.

A report which went to the trust's board meeting last week showed the average age of hospital patients where Covid-19 had been put on their medical cause of death, was 85.

The oldest person to recover from the virus at the hospital was 100, and the average age of patients who recovered from the virus, as of the end of June, was 71.

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