An Islander died at home, after testing positive for Covid-19, in the week of January 29 2021.

The death has just been added to the official figure and was revealed today (Tuesday), by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

It means, in 2021, seven people have died in their Isle of Wight homes after contracting the virus. In 2020, three people died at home.

The data lags behind by a few days, so figures are correct to March 20.

However, the information shows the number of deaths is slowly falling and the week ending March 12 was the first in 2021 to have (so far) recorded no community deaths.

In all, since the start of the pandemic, in March 2020, 130 people have died in the Island's  community (including at home, in a care home or in a hospice).

A further 149 deaths in hospital have been revealed by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

With one new case of Covid-19 confirmed yesterday (Monday), there have been 6,703 cases since March 2020.

The Isle of Wight's rolling average of cases, in the week to March 17, was 17.2 per 100,000 people.

That is below the national average and put the Island 29th lowest on the government's data table.