MORE than 100 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight.

Public Health England figures released today (Friday) show 104 new cases.

Yesterday, 85 cases were confirmed, and 103 the day before saw the Isle of Wight total surpass 15,000.

That total now stands at 15,191.

Another Covid-19 death has been recorded at St Mary's Hospital in Newport, new data revealed yesterday.

It means 183 Newport hospital patients have now died since March 2020, after getting coronavirus.

There were 16 patients at St Mary's Hospital in Newport with Covid-19 on October 26, and two were being cared for in specialist ventilation beds, the latest NHS data shows.

A total of 893 people with coronavirus have been admitted to the Island's hospital wards since records started.

"Don't listen to anti-vaxxers" is the strong message from the Isle of Wight Council's lead health and social care councillor.

It comes as Covid rates on the Island fluctuate slightly but still remain high.

As the spread of Covid again continues to pick up speed, Isle of Wight councillors are urging those who are not already vaccinated to get a jab.