ANOTHER person has died with Covid at St Mary's Hospital — the fifth person within a week.

The death happened on Monday, September 6.

According to the latest NHS data, one person died on September 3, two people died on September 4 and one person died on September 5. All had tested positive for Covid-19.

It means 165 people have now died at St Mary's with Covid-19, and 137 elsewhere on the Island.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust said earlier this week that 30 people were in St Mary's with Covid-19, and five were on ventilations beds.

Some of those being treated in intensive care have not been vaccinated — leading to a further plea from the Isle of Wight's health bosses to get a jab if you have not already done so.

Steve Parker, medical director at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust said: "We are definitely feeling the impact of the rise in cases across the Island over the last month and now have more than 30 people in hospital with a Covid-19 diagnosis.

"That might not sound like a huge number and it is certainly less than the peak of the second wave, but it is still around 20 per cent of the total number of beds in St Mary’s Hospital and our teams are under increasing pressure.

"We are also seeing some very sick people in intensive care, many of whom have not been vaccinated.

"Our plea to the Island community is to please keep your guard up.

"You can help us by getting vaccinated if you haven’t already, make sure you get your second jab if you still need it and wear a mask or face covering in crowded places to try and limit the spread of the virus.

"We are here for you but we need your help."