Covid-19 case recorded, total now 153

  • Health minister Kim Wilson (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Health minister Kim Wilson (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Another positive case of Covid-19 has been recorded by the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry said this evening that out of 1,165 test results received on Friday and Saturday, the only positive case was imported on the Delta flight 656 from Atlanta on Friday.

A spokeswoman said: “We are in the process of contact tracing for this case.”

Eleven test results are pending, and those cases are being investigated further to ensure correct public health action is taken.

The spokeswoman said: “Such situations do arise from time to time and the Ministry takes all precautions necessary to protect the public’s health.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the 11 individuals with pending results are being treated as potential cases and are isolated with public health supervision.”

The Ministry’s Covid-19 case management team is conducting contact tracing.

Public health advice has been provided to potential close contacts, including the 14-day quarantine of close contacts.

Bermuda now has a 153 total confirmed positive cases. This includes seven active cases, who are all are under active public health monitoring.

None are in hospital or critical care. A total of 137 have recovered and nine have died.

Bermuda’s country status is “Sporadic Cases” and the seven-day average of real time reproduction number is less than 1.

Health minister Kim Wilson said: “I am sure every new case is disheartening news for all of us, not least for the individuals affected and their families and close contacts.

“Contact tracing begins immediately with every new or suspect case to assure everyone’s safety.”

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Published Jul 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm (Updated Jul 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm)

Covid-19 case recorded, total now 153

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