NEARLY 100 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest government data.

Public Health England figures released today (Thursday) show 98 new cases.

Yesterday, 110 cases were added to the Isle of Wight total, and 104 the day before.

In means the total number of cases recorded on the Isle of Wight, since the start of the pandemic, now stands at 11,975.

The Island's rolling rate per 100,000 people, meanwhile ­— in the seven days to September 25 ­— was 381.6.

Yesterday, in the seven days to September 24, that figure stood at 354.2.

The data lags five days behind the current statistics.

Two more people have died in the Isle of Wight's hospital after contracting Covid-19, data released yesterday revealed.

The latest deaths were recorded on September 26 and 27.

Data also shows it is young people who have the highest rates of Covid on the Island.

The Isle of Wight Council says there is 'no evidence' that it is leading to widespread disruption.

For the 'first time in a long time' the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has money left over at the end of a financial year.

At the Isle of Wight NHS Trust's annual general meeting on Thursday, September 23, director of finance, Darren Cattell, revealed what he called the 'very big positive'.