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Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health (File photograph)

Two new positive cases of Covid-19 were reported yesterday out of 543 test results, the Ministry of Health said.

One of the new cases was a resident who arrived on the British Airways flight from London on February 11 and tested positive on their day-four test.

The second new case was a non-resident who arrived on the Jet Blue flight from New York on February 6 and tested positive on their day-eight test.

There have been no recoveries since the last update.

There are currently six active cases, of which five are under public health monitoring and one is in the hospital. None are in critical care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 697 total confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Out of those, 679 people have recovered, and 12 have died.

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median age 40 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

The mean age of all currently active cases is 47 years (median age 39 years), and the ages range from less than 40 years (age group: 30 to 39 years) to greater than 70 years (age group: 70 to 79 years).

Age information will not be provided on the hospitalised cases to protect privacy and confidentiality.

The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years (median age 77 years), and the ages range from less than 60 years (age group: 50 to 59 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80 to 100 years).

The source of all cases is as follows: 203 are imported; 493 are classified as local transmission of which: 402 are local transmission with known contact/source and 91 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source.

One case is under investigation.

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

Of the over 170,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years (median age 42 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is less than one, and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.

The Ministry of Health reiterated comments by Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, on Tuesday night during the weekly Covid-19 press conference.

The ministry said that Bermuda is now in Phase 2 of the National Vaccination Allocation Strategy.

Ms Wilson said on Tuesday: ““In Phase 2 we encourage anyone over 50, an essential traveller (medical or school travel), persons with heart disease, chronic kidney disease or diabetes, for example, as well as those with disabilities, to register their interest.”

For more information about the vaccine visit: gov.bm/vaccine

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Published February 18, 2021 at 8:04 am (Updated February 18, 2021 at 8:04 am)

Two new Covid cases recorded

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