New York flight brings three new Covid-19 cases – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

New York flight brings three new Covid-19 cases

Three positive cases of Covid-19 were imported on the JetBlue flight from New York on Friday, the Ministry of Health reported over the weekend.

All were residents who did not have pre-departure tests, and contact tracing began on Saturday to isolate the cases and their close contacts.

The remaining 880 test results were negative.

The latest round of results brought the island's total confirmed positive cases to 162.

There were six active cases of the illness, all under public health monitoring with none in hospital.

None of the cases were under investigation.

Bermuda's country status remained at “sporadic cases” and the seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number was less than 1.

A spokeswoman said the Ministry of Health reminded residents of the importance of following the quarantine instructions given at the airport.

Travellers are also reminded that prior to boarding a flight to Bermuda, both visitors and residents must obtain a Travel Authorisation through the online portal. Without a Travel Authorisation, you will not be permitted to board a plane.

Travellers are encouraged to get their Travel Authorisation 48 hours before departure.

Leaving it to the last minute at the airport may result in being unable to board.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published August 17, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated August 17, 2020 at 9:03 am)

New York flight brings three new Covid-19 cases

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon