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There were no positive cases of Covid-19 on January 22. The number of active cases fell to 49.

No new coronavirus infections were logged today, health officials have revealed.

The coronavirus (AP file photograph)

They were speaking after 601 tests came back to the health ministry and all were clear.

The spokeswoman added that people scheduled to get a coronavirus test at the Perot Post Office on Hamilton’s Queen Street tomorrow would have to use the Bull’s Head car park test site instead.

She said the post office was closed for “emergency maintenance”.

The spokeswoman added that the Bermuda Hospitals Board would also set up a vaccine centre as the programme accelerated and that injections would be by appointment only.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, said that people should tune into the Government’s vaccine awareness talk on its Facebook and on CITV tomorrow at 6pm.

Ms Wilson told the public: “If you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine specifically and vaccines in general, this live programme is the place to go for reliable information.

“This programme will allow viewers to post their questions online to have them answered by medical professionals.”

The expert panel will include Shammah Williams, and Michelle Spencer, Bermudian doctors who work overseas.

The spokeswoman added that five people had recovered from infection since the last update, which left 49 active cases.

She said 44 of them were being monitored by public health staff and five were in hospital, but none in intensive care.

There have been 686 infections since the coronavirus hit the island last March.

A total of 625 have recovered and the death toll stands at 12.

The average age of confirmed cases is 43, with an age range from younger than one to more than 100.

The average age of active cases is 49 with an age range of less than 20 to more than 80.

The average of hospitalised cases is 74 and ages range from under 50 to more than 80.

A total of 477 cases were listed as on-island transmissions – 396 with an identified source and 81 with an unknown contact.

A total of 13 cases are under investigation.

The number of cases that came in from overseas is 196.

The spokeswoman said that transmission categories may change as investigations proceed.

She added two cases were today moved from on-island transmission with an unknown source to transmission with a known contact.

A single case has moved from under investigation to on-island transmission with a known source.

The seven day average of the real time reproduction number is 0.28 and the country status is listed as “sporadic cases”.

For more information on vaccines, visit www.gov.bm/vaccines.

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Published January 22, 2021 at 6:41 pm (Updated January 25, 2021 at 10:37 am)

Covid-19: no new cases logged

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