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Covid-19: One patient in ICU, four new cases

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There were four new cases of coronavirus confirmed yesterday. There were 90 active cases and eight people in hospital.
Residents line up for Covid 19 testing (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

One Covid-19 patient is in critical care out of eight in hospital, health officials said last night.

They added four more people had tested positive for the coronavirus out of 1,427 new test results that came back today.

One was a visitor who arrived last Monday from Atlanta and tested positive on day four.

Another was a resident who flew in from New York on last Friday and tested positive on arrival.

The other two cases were classed as on-island transmission with a known contact.

Three people have recovered from infection.

Bermuda has 90 active cases at present with 82 under public health monitoring and the others in hospital.

The island’s total number of cases is now 656, with 554 people recovered and a death toll of 12.

The mean age of positive cases is 43, with an age range from infant to more than 100.

The mean age of active cases is also 43, with an age range from the 5 to 9 group to the 80 to 100 group.

The mean age people in hospital is 57, with an age range from the 20 to 29 group to the 80 to 100 group.

The mean age for deaths is 75 and range from the age group of 50 to 59 to the 80 to 100 age group.

A total of 443 cases are classed as on-island transmission and 174 came in from overseas.

The number of on-island cases with a known contact is 385, 58 had an unknown contact and 39 are under investigation.

Eight cases have gone from being under investigation, to on-island transmission with an unknown contact.

The seven-day average of the real time reproduction number is 0.63 and Bermuda’s country status remains “clusters of cases”.

The details were released as the island’s first vaccinations were administered today.

The Ministry of Health apologised after the vaccination registration hotline was jammed with calls.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, said: “Our team is working extremely hard to answer as many calls as possible, and we appreciate your patience.

“We are placing more resources in this area to accommodate the demand – a demand which is most welcome.”

Ms Wilson said the spread of the virus could be halted if 60 to 70 per cent of the population was vaccinated.

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Published January 12, 2021 at 9:58 am (Updated January 12, 2021 at 11:52 am)

Covid-19: One patient in ICU, four new cases

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