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

Public Health England figures released today (Tuesday) show 136 new cases.

Yesterday, 106 new cases were recorded, and 123 the day before.

The latest figure takes the Isle of Wight total, since the start of the pandemic, to 30,546.

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

Always five days behind, in the seven days to to February 10, it was 785.7.

Yesterday, in the seven days to February 9, that figure stood at 837.0.

It remains well above the UK rate, which was 642.2 as of February 10.

More than 46,000 new UK cases were recorded today.

The latest figures continue to reflect a recent change in the way the government records positive tests.

Previously, people who tested positive twice were only counted as one, but now a second infection is counted separately, so long as it is after 90 days.

According to the latest Isle of Wight NHS data, 23 patients are being treated at St Mary’s Hospital with Covid-19, with one requiring a specialist ventilation bed.