THERE has been a small rise in Covid cases today — with six people recorded as having had a positive test.

It takes the Island's cumulative figure since the pandemic began, to 6,614. February has seen 396 cases so far.

The daily data continues a promising trend for the Isle of Wight in recent days.

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The latest data released by Public Health England also reveals the rolling rate, although five days behind, is now 56.4 per 100,000 of population for the Island — well below the UK average of 124.

It puts the Isle of Wight in among the areas with the lowest number of cases per 100,000 of population.

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It comes just a day before Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a 'road map' out of lockdown, expected tomorrow.