EIGHT more cases of Covid-19 have been recorded on the Isle of Wight. 

Latest figures from the government, updated today (Friday, November 27), show the Island's total number of cases has risen to 956.

The Island's seven-day case rate, however, has continued to fall from 60 per 100,00 yesterday (Thursday) to 55.7 per 100,000 today — one of the reasons the Island will be placed in Tier One when lockdown ends. 

Find out why we are in Tier One here.

Since the start of November, 328 cases have been recorded despite the Island having stricter restrictions as part of the national lockdown.

The total number of Covid cases on the Isle of Wight does, however, remain to be one of the lowest figures in England.

Another death has been recorded at St Mary's Hospital, in Newport, this week, taking the Island's total Covid death toll to 97. Read more here. 

Isle of Wight County Press: Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight, charted by specimen date.Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight, charted by specimen date.

Nationally, the R rate has fallen with the growth rate of the potential virus falling, suggesting fewer people are getting infected.