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 (Thursday) show 121 new cases.

Yesterday, 177 cases were recorded, and 136 the day before.

The latest figure takes the Isle of Wight total, since the start of the pandemic, to 30,844.

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

Always five days behind, in the seven days to February 12, it was 758.3.

Yesterday, in the seven days to February 11, that figure stood at 757.6.

It remains above the UK rate, which was 592.5 as of February 12.

More than 51,000 new UK cases were recorded today.

According to the latest Isle of Wight NHS data, 24 patients are being treated at St Mary’s Hospital with Covid-19, with one requiring a specialist ventilation bed.

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.