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Covid-19: no new cases

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health (File photograph)

No new cases of Covid-19 were reported today.

The Ministry of Health received 337 test result had come back clear and there had been no recoveries from infection since the last update.

There are eight active cases, with seven under public health monitoring and one in hospital, although not in intensive care.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, said the Government had moved to Phase 2 of its vaccine allocation plan.

Ms Wilson added: “Phase 2 is for anyone 50 years or older, 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 to receive the vaccine.”

She reminded the public that vaccination was free.

Ms Wilson told the public: “I will also remind everyone that after you are vaccinated, you should continue to wear a mask, continue proper hand hygiene, avoid crowds and practice social distancing.

“There's a small chance you could get sick even after you've been vaccinated.”

“It is also possible that you could carry the virus after you're vaccinated and silently transmit it to others – even though you don't develop symptoms yourself.”

“Wearing a mask and keeping your distance are the best ways to protect yourself, the people around you, and to slow the spread of the disease.”

Bermuda has recorded 699 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic hit last March.

A total of 679 people have recovered, and 12 have died.

The mean age of all confirmed cases is 43 and the age range is from less than one year to more than 100.

The average age of active cases is and the age range is from less than 20 to more than 70.

Ages are not provided for hospitalised cases on the grounds of confidentiality.

The average age for deaths is 75 years and the age range is from less than 60 to more than 80.

A total of 493 cases have been classed as on-island transmissions.

The number of on-island transmissions with a known contact is 402 and 91 were on-island transmissions with an unknown contact.

There have been 205 cases that came in from overseas and one case is under investigation.

There have been 170,000 test results and the average age of those tested 43 with an age range from less than one to more than 100.

The seven-day average of the real time reproduction number is less than one and Bermuda’s country status remained “sporadic cases”.

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Published February 19, 2021 at 7:15 pm (Updated February 19, 2021 at 7:16 pm)

Covid-19: no new cases

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