THE number of patients with Covid-19 being treated at St Mary's Hospital has fallen, according to the latest government figures.

Data correct on Tuesday, November 23, and published yesterday (Thursday) shows 17 people occupying a bed at the Newport hospital.

Of those in hospital, five are currently being treated in a specialist ventilation bed, unchanged from last week.

Three people have died on the Isle of Wight after getting Covid-19, data on Tuesday revealed.

One Islander died at home, in the week to October 29 ­— the thirteenth death in a private home since the start of the pandemic.

A further two people died at St Mary's Hospital in Newport.

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