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 (Friday) show 137 new cases.

Yesterday, 121 cases were recorded, and 177 the day before.

The latest figure takes the Isle of Wight total, since the start of the pandemic, to 30,981.

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

Always five days behind, in the seven days to February 13, it was 720.3.

Yesterday, in the seven days to February 12, it was 758.3.

It remains above the UK rate, which was 565 as of February 13.

More than 47,000 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.