THE Isle of Wight has seen another increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases today (Thursday), according to the latest figures released by Public Health England.

A further eight cases take the cumulative total to 948 since the start of the pandemic. 

There were 160 cases in October and 320 have so far been reported in November.

These are all cases of people registered on the Isle of Wight.

University students not currently on the Island, but still registered to an Island address may affect the total number of cases, but officials have said it may only be a small number, and cannot give a figure.

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In total on the Island, 96 people have died from a Covid-related condition, with a further 45 in care homes, three at home and one in the hospice.

Read more: New Isle of Wight Covid death

In the UK, a further 17,555 new cases have been recorded, bringing the total number to 1,574,562.

The news follows an earlier update that the Isle of Wight will be placed under Tier One measures when the lockdown ends next week.

Read more: Covid Tier One and the Isle of Wight: What we learned today