NINETY new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest data, released late last night (Friday).

Public Health England figures have been high for the past few days, with 98 new cases recorded on Thursday, and 110 on Wednesday.

It means the total number of cases recorded on the Isle of Wight, since the start of the pandemic, now stands at 12,065.

The Island's rolling rate per 100,000 people has also increased.

In the seven days to September 26, it was 415.30.

Yesterday, in the seven days to September 25, that figure stood at 381.6.

The data lags five days behind the current statistics.

The number of patients with Covid being treated at St Mary's Hospital is unchanged since last week, government data has revealed.

Data correct on Tuesday, September 28, and published on Thursday shows 21 people occupying a bed at the Newport hospital.

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

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