COVID rates are still very high among the Isle of Wight's child population, the latest data shows.

The Island's Covid rolling rate is now at 456.8 — more than 100 above the UK average of 352.7.

Children are the most affected, with the government heatmap showing rates among the ten to 14 year olds at an astonishing rate of 2,282.2 as of September 29.

The second most affected age group is 15 to 19 year olds, with a rolling rate of 1,340.1.

The rolling rate is per 100,000 of population and is always five days behind.

Last week, the Covid vaccination team started rolling Covid vaccines out into Island schools, for students aged 12-plus.

A further 103 cases of Covid-19 were recorded today (Monday).

It takes the cumulative total of Island cases to 12,369 since the pandemic began.

Latest data for hospitalisations shows 21 patients with Covid in St Mary's, including one on a ventilator, as of Tuesday, September 28.