A new coronavirus-linked hospital death has been added to the Isle of Wight's overall total.

Since March 2020, 154 people have died at St Mary's after contracting Covid-19, or had it mentioned on their death certificate.

A further 137 people have died in the Island's community, including in care homes, at home and in the hospice.

Overall rates of transmission on the Isle of Wight remain low, however, with 9.2 cases per 100,000 people, according the rolling average in the seven days to May 7.

More recent cases are not included, however and the latest daily update is due at 4pm today (Thursday). 

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