THE number of coronavirus cases recorded for the Isle of Wight has markedly risen today according to the daily figures released by Public Health England.
An increase of 17 cases in addition to the seven reported yesterday takes the cumulative total to 627, since the pandemic began.
It means the Isle of Wight has recorded 150 cases during October so far.
These cases are of people registered as living on the Island.
Across the Island, combined figures from NHS England and the Office for National Statistics show 91 people have died due to the virus — 42 in hospital, 45 in care homes, three in the community and one in a hospice.
A report which went to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s board meeting recently showed the average age of hospital patients where Covid-19 had been put on their medical cause of death, was 85.
The oldest person to recover from the virus at the hospital was 100, and the average age of patients who recovered from the virus, as of the end of June, was 71.