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

It takes the cumulative total to 528, since the pandemic began.

These cases are of people living on the Island.

Isle of Wight County Press:

As of last Thursday, there was only one Covid-19 patient in St Mary's Hospital. There is no current update on how many people are in hospital with coronavirus at the moment.

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.