NEARLY 100 new Covid cases have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest Public Health England figures.

There have been 98 confirmed Covid cases today (Thursday), following on from the same number of cases yesterday, and 116 the day before.

The latest cases take the Isle of Wight’s total, since the start of the pandemic, to 17,639.

The Island’s rolling rate, per 100,000 people, has fallen slightly from yesterday’s figure.

Always five days behind, in the seven days to November 20, it was 542.5

Yesterday, in the seven days to November 19, it was 555.8.

The rolling rate on the Island remains above the UK average, which is 433.8

The Island age group with the highest rolling rate remains five- to nine-year-olds, at 1,894.4.

The age group’s rolling rate yesterday was 1.935.8.

The message for Islanders trying to get a Covid-19 booster jab is not to book an appointment on the mainland.