Several Covid cases have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight today (Thursday) according to the latest government data.

Public Health England figures released today reveal seven new cases have been recorded, meaning the Island's cumulative total remains at 6,735.

Before today, just one case had been recorded on the Island this week, on Tuesday, while both Monday and Wednesday saw no new cases added to the total.

The Isle of Wight's rolling rate, which is five days behind, has also seen a notable rise.

In the seven days up to March 27, per 100,000 people, the Island's rate was 18.3. Yesterday, it was 16.9.

It remains well below the UK rate of 54.5.

Isle of Wight County Press: Cases by specimen date.Cases by specimen date.

The most recent Covid related death on the Island was announced yesterday (Wednesday) after being recorded on March 29 (Monday), at St Mary's Hospital.

It means 151 people have now died in hospital on the Island and, in total, 280 people have died since March 2020.