MORE than 100 new cases of Covid 19 have been recorded on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest government data.

Public Health England figures released today (Wednesday) show 116 new cases since yesterday's 132.

They take the Isle of Wight total, since the start of the pandemic, to 19,194.

The Island's rolling rate per 100,000 people has also changed.

Always five days behind, in the seven days to December 3, it was 584.7.

Yesterday, in the seven days to December 2, it was 578.4.

The Isle of Wight is still free of Omicron Covid cases, despite it being close to Portsmouth and Southampton where cases have been confirmed.

Two more people have died at home on the Isle of Wight after contracting Covid-19.

The figures come from the Office for National Statistics and show any death involving Covid mentioned on the death certificate.

Teenagers are being urged to get their jabs, due to concerns over a poor take-up.

More than half of the Island's 12 to 15 year olds are yet to have a Covid vaccine.

Pregnant women are also being urged to get one by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, who tweeted yesterday that one in five patients most critically ill with Covid are unvaccinated pregnant women.