Covid-19: two new cases off airline flights
Two people who came in on flights from Boston and New York have tested positive for the coronavirus, it was revealed today.
A returned resident who arrived on a JetBlue flight from Boston on November 7 tested positive on their day four test.
A visitor off a Delta Air Lines flight from New York on the same day also tested positive on the day four test after clear pre-departure and arrival tests.
The two were included in 905 test results that came back to health officials yesterday.
The news meant Bermuda now has 222 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
. There are 24 active cases, all monitored by health officials and none are in hospital.
A total of 189 people have recovered from infection and the death toll remains at nine.
The average age of confirmed cases is 54 and the age range is from 7 to 101.
The average of the fatalities is 74 and the age range is 57 to 91.
A total of 110 cases came in from overseas and 91 were on-island transmissions with a known contact.
The number of on-island transmissions with an unknown contact stands at 21 and none are under investigation.
Bermuda’s World Health Organisation country status is “sporadic cases”.
The seven-day average of the real time reproduction number is less than 1.
A spokeswoman for he Ministry of Health said she wanted to “clarify that Bermuda does not have community transmission of Covid-19”.
She added: “We have one case of local transmission with a known contact. In this case, the contact was a household contact of an imported case.”
The spokeswoman said: “There are currently no known cases of Covid-19 in Bermuda where the Ministry of Health does not know the origin of those cases.
“Further, Bermuda has never been classified as having community transmission by the World Health Organisation.