Five new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed by the government for the Isle of Wight today (Thursday).

Since March 2020, there have been 6,829 cases of Covid-19 on the Island.

Earlier, the County Press reported that there has been another death at St Mary's hospital in Newport.

There has been positive news on vaccinations today, however, with confirmation that nearly 45 per cent of people (aged 16 and over) on the Isle of Wight are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and nearly three quarters (73.3 per cent) have had their first dose.

From today (Thursday), people aged 38 and 39 can book in for a vaccination.

Meanwhile, the Isle of Wight's seven day rolling average of cases per 100,000 people, to May 8, is 9.9 and is below the national average.