Thu. May 19th, 2022

Isle of Wight Observer News

The Island's Free Newspaper

Covid update

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Two new Covid cases were confirmed on the Island yesterday (yesterday) to bring the cumulative total since the start of the pandemic to 6,757.

The Island’s rolling rate, though five days behind, now stands at 14.1 per 100,000 people, well below the UK rate, which is 37.3.
Also, yesterday, a further Covid related hospital death was confirmed at St Mary’s as well as two more Covid related deaths at Island care homes.
It means 152 people have now died in hospital on the Island and a total of 285 people have died (including deaths in the community), since March 2020.

The government’s pausing of new categories in the Covid vaccine rollout, has halved the number of jabs on the Island last week with only 5,779 doses issued.
Earlier this month, it was announced the vaccination centre in Newport, at the Riverside Centre, would put on hold vaccinations for those not on the Government’s priority list until April 19.
National supply issues have meant second doses of the vaccines have been prioritised ahead of first doses, to give more vulnerable people full protection.