Ten further Covid-19 deaths recorded in the Isle of Man after reviewing death certificates

The Chief Minister has confirmed that the weekly Public Health surveillance reports will be used as the primary method for reporting Covid-related deaths going forward Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Ten more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in the Isle of Man following a review of all death certificates since the start of the pandemic.

This takes the total number of Covid-related deaths in the Island to 48.

Over 1,400 death certificates dating back to January 2020 have been reviewed for any mention of Covid-19, regardless of whether the individuals had the virus at the time of death.

Three of the 10 deaths were reported on Monday and since then seven further deaths have also been identified as 'Covid-related'.

The Council of Ministers has agreed that the weekly Public Health surveillance reports will now be used as the main way to report Covid deaths going forward.

This will mean a weekly report of Covid-19 deaths as opposed to the current daily reporting.