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Forty new positive cases of Covid-19 were reported yesterday.
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A total of 40 new coronavirus cases were recorded over the weekend, it was revealed last night.

The number of cases with no history of travel or links to known cases is 36 and all are under investigation.

The infections were among 2,181 test results since Friday.

One was a visitor who arrived on a private jet last Thursday from the United States and tested positive on their arrival test.

Three cases were said to be on-island transmissions with identified contacts associated with known cases or clusters of the infection.

The news brought the total number of confirmed positive cases to 431.

Bermuda has 184 active cases with 182 of them monitored by public health officials.

Two are in hospital – one in critical care;

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 45, and the mean age of all active cases is 35.

A total of 209 cases are classed as on-island transmissions with known contacts and 130 came in from overseas.

The number of on-island transmissions with an unknown contact is 21 and 71 cases are under investigation

The seven-day average of the real-time reproduction number is 1.92 and Bermuda’s country status remained at “clusters of cases”.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, appealed to the public to “please be patient about the receipt of test results” because of the high volume of tests.

She reminded people who attended the funeral of Charles Henry Eugene Eberly on November 28 at Malabar, who have had a series of checks at the Perot Post Office test centre in Hamilton that they must get a day 14 test at the Queen Street location tomorrow.

People who need tests will get e-mailed tonight to set up their appointments.

Those waiting for the last test were asked to remain in quarantine and follow public health guidelines.

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Published December 14, 2020 at 7:47 am (Updated December 14, 2020 at 11:16 am)

Covid-19: 40 new cases announced

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