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There were two new cases of Covid-19 recorded on February 25, 2021 and there are now 11 active cases.
One of the island’s Covid 19 testing stations (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

House parties last weekend may have been the source of two new coronavirus infections, the health minister said last night.

Kim Wilson appealed to anyone who went to weekend social gatherings to book a coronavirus test as soon as possible.

Ms Wilson warned people who may have been exposed to quarantine and to check for symptoms of Covid-19.

She said: “Bermuda is doing well in keeping our number of positive Covid-19 cases low and making progress with our vaccination programme.”

But she told the public: “However, I must remind everyone not to become complacent and do not let your guard down. This pandemic is not over.”

The two positive tests were among 404 results that came back to health officials today.

There have been no recoveries from the illness since the last update.

The island has 11 active cases of Covid-19.

A total of ten are being monitored by public health officials and one is in hospital, but not in critical care.

The new cases brought the island’s total number of case to 705 and the death toll remained at 12 people.

A total of 496 cases are classed as on-island transmissions – 404 of them with a known source and 92 with an unknown contact.

The number of cases that have come in from overseas is 209.

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

Free testing, available at Penno’s Wharf, Bull’s Head car park and the Star of India, can be booked here.

Walk-ins are not accepted.

The test centres will be open from 10am to 4pm from Monday.

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Published February 26, 2021 at 8:34 am (Updated February 26, 2021 at 8:34 am)

Covid-19: two new cases linked to house parties

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