ANOTHER positive case of coronavirus has been recorded for the Isle of Wight, according to the daily figures released by Public Health England.

It takes the cumulative total to 529, since the pandemic began.

The Isle of Wight had 477 cases on September 30, which means a further 52 cases have been added to the total so far this month.

Isle of Wight County Press:

These cases are of people registered as living on the Island.

As of Thursday, October 8, 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.

There is no data available on recoveries — and some people have symptoms for longer than others.

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 Isle of Wight NHS 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.