A NUMBER of Covid-19 cases have been recorded on the Isle of Wight today (Tuesday).

THE latest update of data has shown eight new cases, taking the total to 6,751 cases since the pandemic began.

No new cases were recorded yesterday (Monday), while three were recorded on Easter Sunday.

The Island's rolling rate, which is five days behind, has risen again to 13.4 per 100,000 people.

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

Yesterday it was 12.7, up from 12 the previous day.

It is significantly lower than the UK rate, which is 41.4.

The latest data from St Mary's Hospital shows there were just three Covid patients on the wards as of last Tuesday.