MORE than 100 new Isle of Wight Covid cases have been confirmed, according to the latest government data.

Public Health England figures released today (Thursday) show 103 new cases.

Yesterday, 167 new cases were added to the Isle of Wight total, which now stands at 12,748.

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

In the seven days to October 2, it was 508.8.

Yesterday, in the seven days to October 1, that figure stood at 506.7.

The rolling rate is always five days behind.

Children remain the most affected, with the government heatmap showing rates among ten to 14 year olds at 3,003.3.

It was 3,085 as of October 1.

Reacting yesterday, Peter Shreeve, assistant district secretary of the National Education Union, said the rise in Covid cases in schools is extremely worrying.

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The most recent Covid hospital deaths were recorded last week, when two more were added to the Isle of Wight total.

These are deaths at St Mary's Hospital after contracting Covid-19 ­— the latest recorded on September 26 and 27.

In the community, two new deaths were recorded earlier this week.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures reveal two new community deaths in the last two weeks ­— both attributed to Covid-19.

The number of patients with Covid being treated at St Mary's Hospital has fallen this week, government data has revealed.

But the number of patients currently being treated in a specialist ventilation bed has increased.