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Covid-19: Active cases lowest since November

Vaccination Centre: Horace Rollins was one of the first people to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The number of active Covid-19 cases dropped to the lowest level since November, the health ministry revealed last night.

No new Covid-19 cases were recorded yesterday, and the number of active cases fell to 34 after 12 people recovered. That was the lowest level since November 29 when there were 29 active cases.

A total of 1,689 test results came back to health officials and all were clear.

The news meant the number of active cases is 34, with 29 of them monitored by public health officials and five in hospital, although none are in intensive care.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said tests in Bermuda met the requirements for travellers to the US, the UK and Canada.

She added: “Most Bermuda visitors returning to the US, UK or Canada will have their outbound testing requirements met within the existing testing regime, which provides automated appointments for travellers and results via e-mail.

“Any visitor in need of an outbound test not covered by the existing testing programme, is automatically booked for a return home test based on the return date indicated on their travel authorisation to ensure compliance with the 72 hour time frame required by the UK, US and Canadian governments.”

Ms Wilson said the tests for travellers included their name, birth date, gender, the type of test and test credentials, lab name and address.

She said: “This will satisfy the entry requirements in the three countries for which Bermuda has direct air service.

“There is currently no additional cost for the outbound Covid-19 tests, though an additional fee may be introduced later.”

“Residents travelling to any of these countries can be assured that the Bermuda Government Molecular Diagnostic Lab, where the majority of test samples are processed, can handle the additional demand within the required 72-hour turnaround time.”

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Published January 26, 2021 at 9:22 am (Updated January 26, 2021 at 9:22 am)

Covid-19: Active cases lowest since November

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