Latest Covid update sees more than 70 new Isle of Wight cases

MORE than 70 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, according to the latest data.

Public Health England figures released today (Friday) show 77 new cases since yesterday’s 106.

It takes the total number of Isle of Wight cases, since the start of the pandemic, to 10,215.

In the seven days to August 29, the Isle of Wight’s rolling average was 335.9 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

Yesterday, in the seven days to August 28, that figure stood at 338.7.

On the same day, it was revealed the number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 on the Isle of Wight had risen.

There was also an increase in the number of patients in specialist ventilation beds.

On Wednesday, the NHS has confirmed a new coronavirus-linked death at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport.

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