More Island Covid cases confirmed as November total passes 200

THE number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Isle of Wight has risen by a further ten today (Wednesday), according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

It means the total now stands at 858.

The weekend saw a large increase in Covid numbers on the Island, with 54 new cases reported, taking the total to 857.

The number was then reduced to 848 on Monday after Public Health England updated the way it records the location of people who have been tested for COVID-19, and this is the first update since then. 

There were 178 cases in October and 202 have already been reported in November.

These are all cases of people registered on the Isle of Wight.

University students not currently on the Island, but still registered to an Island address may affect the total number of cases but officials have said it may only be a small number, and cannot give a figure.

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Latest data from Public Health England, which breaks down the number of Covid-19 cases by age and date, found in the week between October 30 and November 6, those aged between 20 and 44 accounted for more than 40 per cent of cases.

According to NHS data, numbers remain low at St Mary’s Hospital, but there have been patients on ventilated beds during October.

As of last Thursday, 403 schoolchildren on the Island were self-isolating, due to positive cases within their bubbles.

To date there have been 46 Covid-19 patient deaths at St Mary’s Hospital, in Newport, 45 in care homes, three in the community and one in a hospice.

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