3 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on the Isle of Wight, bringing the monthly running total to 16 so far.
The latest official figures show that 1 new case was listed on 9th September and again on 10th September, followed by another 2 on 11th September and 1 on 13th September.
Public Health England says that since the start of the pandemic there have been 449 confirmed cases on the Island.
It’s clear from the data and graphs provided that there has been a sudden surge in cases, which falls around 2 weeks after children started to return to school.
The graph below shows how July saw just 2 cases at the start of the month with another 2 recorded at the end of the month. A further 10 cases were recorded between 1st-31st August but September has already seen nearly double that number in 16 days.