GOVERNMENT data released today (Friday) shows a new case of Omicron has been recorded on the Isle of Wight.

It comes just a day after the first case of the new variant was confirmed on the Island.

More than 100 new Isle of Wight Covid cases have also been recorded.

Public Health England figures released today (Friday) show 128 new cases.

Yesterday, 117 cases saw the Isle of Wight total, since the start of the pandemic, surpass 20,000.

Today's figure takes that total to 20,222.

The Isle of Wight's rolling rate, meanwhile, has fallen.

Always five days behind, in the seven days to December 12, it was 555.2.

Yesterday, in the seven days to December 11, it was 564.3.

People eligible for their booster jabs are now being urged to get one.

Various Covid clinics are opening at Westridge Centre throughout December.

Yesterday, the first case of Omicron was confirmed on the Island.

Simon Bryant, director of Public Health for the Isle of Wight, said over the coming weeks, it is likely that Omicron will become the dominant variant.

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