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Thirteen new cases of Covid-19 were reported by the health ministry yesterday. Active cases fell to 73.

A total of 13 new coronavirus cases were announced by health officials last night.

There were ten cases that came in from overseas and three on-island transmissions that involved residents.

Two of the three local cases were linked to known contacts and one, a resident without a recent travel history or a known contact, is under investigation.

The infections were among 2,380 test results that came back to the health ministry since the last update on Friday.

The overseas cases were detected among residents and non-residents who arrived by air.

One was a resident who arrived on a SATA Azores flight from Portugal on January 16 and tested positive on arrival.

Another resident who arrived from New York on January 11 got a positive result on their Day 4 test.

Two non-residents who arrived on British Airways from London on January 10 tested positive on Day 4 and had been quarantined since arrival.

A resident who arrived on American Airlines from Miami on the same day tested positive on Day 4.

Three residents who arrived on Air Canada from Toronto on January 8 were found to be infected on their Day 8 test.

Two residents who arrived on American Airlines from Miami on January 2 tested positive on their Day 14 test.

A health ministry spokeswoman said 15 cases had recovered since the last update.

There are 73 active cases, with six in hospital, although not in intensive care. The other 67 are being monitored by public health officials.

The island has had 683 coronavirus infections since the pandemic hit last March.

A total of 598 have recovered and 12 people have died.

The mean age of all confirmed cases is 43 with an age range of less than one year to more than 100.

The mean age of all active cases is 46 and the age range is from less than 20 years to more than 80.

The mean age of all hospitalised cases is 60 and the age range is from less than 30 years to more than 80.

The mean age for fatalities is 75 years and the age range is from under 60 to more than 80 years.

A total of 471 cases were classed as on-island transmissions, 391 of them with a known source.

There are 80 cases which are on-island transmissions with no known source and 194 came in from overseas.

The causes of 18 infections are under investigation.

A ministry spokeswoman said that transmission categories may change as a result of investigations.

A total of nine cases were today moved from investigation to on-island transmissions with no known source.

There have been more than 150,000 test results reported, with a mean age of 43.

The age range for tests is from less than one to to more than 100.

The seven-day average of the real time reproduction number is 0.38 and Bermuda’s country status remained at “clusters of cases”.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, said she was pleased at the progress of the vaccination programme.

She added: “We are delighted with the vaccine registrations to date and the number of residents interested in getting the vaccine.”

But she repeated that vaccination centres were “not taking walk-ins” and that jabs were by appointment only.

Ms Wilson said online registration generated an automatic submission receipt.

She told the public: “Your submission will be kept on file, and you will be contacted as appointments become available.

“I appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through the thousands of registrations and prioritise our phase 1A vaccine recipients.”

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Published January 19, 2021 at 9:47 am (Updated January 19, 2021 at 9:47 am)

Covid-19: 13 new cases recorded

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