OVER 100 new Covid cases have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight today, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

There have been 137 confirmed Covid cases on the Island today, after 35 cases yesterday.

The Island’s rolling rate, which is always five days behind, stands at 584.0, down from yesterday’s 586.8.

The UK average rolling rate is 439.4.

The Island age group with the highest rolling rate is five to nine-year-olds at 1,769.9, followed by 10 – 14-year-olds with a figure of 1,371.4.

These latest Covid cases takes the Island’s cumulative total to 18,235 since the pandemic began.

Concerns over the new Omicron variant of the virus, which has arrived in the UK, has meant restrictions have been tightened to curb the spread of the virus.

The confusion in messaging over Covid booster vaccinations on the Isle of Wight has been branded a 'train crash'.

Covid booster jab capacity will be increased on the Isle of Wight, following frustration of many residents who were unable to book appointment.