2 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight this week after several weeks of no new cases being recorded.
Last Friday, Island Echo reported that it seemed the Isle of Wight was almost COVID-free with no new cases of coronavirus confirmed between 6th and 23rd July.
However, the latest data from Public Health England has revealed that 2 cases have been identified locally over the past week.
1 new case was added to the running total on 29th July, with another case added today (31st July). That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed on the Isle of Wight since the start of the pandemic to 423.
The infection rate on the Island is 298.9.
Nationally, 302,301 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed with 45,999 associated deaths.