Nine people died in care homes on the Isle of Wight in the week to January 29 and a tenth death has been added to the overall tally today (Tuesday), dating to the week ending January 22.

In all, 40 deaths in Island care home have so far been recorded for January.

In total, in January alone, 107 people died on the Island after contracting Covid-19, including 66 hospital deaths and one at home.

Since the start of the pandemic, 88 people have now died in care homes on the Isle of Wight.

Four people have died at home and one in the hospice.

A further 128 people have died at St Mary's Hospital in Newport.

New hospital data will be published this lunchtime, however no new deaths have been announced by the NHS over the last three days.

The Island's average rate of new cases is falling, however.

It is now below national average and stands at 149.5 per 100,000 people over seven days.