ANOTHER Island patient has died in hospital after contracting Covid-19, the latest NHS data shows.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been 180 Covid-related deaths at St Mary's Hospital.

The latest death, recorded on October 18, brings the number of Covid deaths in the Newport hospital up to five this month.

It takes the total amount of deaths on the Island attributed to Covid to 324.

Two deaths occurred on October 14 and 15, meaning there were four deaths in the space of five days at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

The Island's Covid rolling rate dropped yesterday to 527.10, however, there were a further 95 confirmed cases – after 100 the previous day.