Lockdown and vaccine roll-out reaping rewards on Isle of Wight

WITH the third lockdown and a successful vaccine roll-out starting to reap its rewards, the Isle of Wight has seen its rolling average for Covid cases per 100,000 fall yet again.

There were three daily coronavirus cases reported today (Saturday), with the rolling data, while five days behind, continuing to trend in the right direction.

The Island remains among the lowest in the country, according to daily data released by Public Health England.

Isle of Wight County Press: The latest Covid data for the Island.The latest Covid data for the Island.

The Island’s seven-day rolling average is now well below the UK rate.

There were 33.2 per 100,000 in the seven days to February 22. The UK rate is also falling, and is at 109.6.

Today’s total brings the tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Island, since the start of the pandemic, to 6,639.

With no Covid deaths announced on the Isle of Wight since Tuesday, the total number of Isle of Wight Covid deaths still stands at 261, with 140 in hospital, 110 in care homes, eight in private homes, one in a hospice and two elsewhere.

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