THE Isle of Wight’s Covid rolling rate remains considerably higher than the UK rate, latest data shows.

Today, the Public Health England update shows a further 100 confirmed cases added to the Island's total, after yesterday’s 114 cases.

It takes the Island's total number of cases since the pandemic began to 13,958.

The Island's rolling rate is 546.0 — hovering around the same figure for a few days, with yesterday’s rate being 549.6.

The rolling rates, per 100,000 people, are all five days behind, so show cases up to October 13.

The UK rolling rate is at 423.0 today.

The worst affected Island age group remains ten to 14 year olds, with the age group's rolling rate at 2537.0.

The latest data indicates that 86.3% of Islanders have received their first Covid vaccine, and 77.6% have received their second.

Royal Mail has admitted it is experiencing disruption to its Island service due to Covid related and other sickness absence.

Two of the Island’s most popular food and drink venues, Hungry Bear in Brading and French Franks in Ryde, have had to close for a few days due to staff being pinged.