THERE has been a significant rise in confirmed Isle of Wight Covid cases today (Thursday), according to the latest figures published by Public Health England.

A further 21 cases ­— together with yesterday's ten ­— take the cumulative total to 1,057 since the start of the pandemic.

The rate per 100,000 has also risen from 19.8 yesterday to 21.2 today.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Isle of Wight cases by specimen date.

Earlier today, it was announced the Isle of Wight had retained its Tier One status, after the government's latest review of the Covid-19 tiers.

Read more: Covid: Isle of Wight remains in Tier One