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Covid cases continue to fall, latest results show

The number of active Covid-19 cases continues to fall, according to the latest test results released last night.

Just 12 positive cases were recorded from a batch of 1,260 test results received by the department of health – a positivity rate of one per cent.

In addition, 31 people have recovered from the condition since yesterday, bringing the number of active cases down to 582, the lowest since April 1. Ten days ago that figure peaked at 904.

A health ministry spokeswoman said that 31 people are currently in hospital suffering from the virus, with seven in intensive care, a fall of one.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, continued to push Government’s vaccination drive saying: “If you wish to get vaccinated, now is the time.

“The department of health will do all that it can to make vaccinations accessible. Our mobile vaccination team will continue the outreach programme to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines with a ride through, drive-through, and walk through venue at Southampton Princess on Thursday, and Sunday at TCD.

“The drive-in venue is specifically for persons who have not yet registered for the Covid-19 vaccine, do not have access to the internet, and prefer to register in person or have additional questions about the Covid-19 vaccine.”

Ms Wilson said the Bermuda College vaccination centre will continue to be open for walk-ins from 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday. The centre is not open on weekends.

She added: “If you require a weekend appointment, please register for the vaccine on www.gov.bm, call the Covid-19 helpline on 444 2498, or attend this weekend’s walk-in vaccination clinic at TCD.

“Those with appointments at the Bermuda College vaccination centre will be contacted to attend the Old Wing of KEMH for their vaccination. The vaccination hotline is doing follow up phone calls to confirm the date and time of those switched appointments.”

Seven of the new cases reported today are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases.

The additional five new cases are classified as under investigation, and are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.

Since the pandemic began in March last year, Bermuda has recorded 2,374 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1,768 have recovered, and 24 people have died.

The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real-time reproduction number is 0.63 and the country’s status remains “community transmission”.

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Published April 29, 2021 at 8:20 am (Updated April 29, 2021 at 8:20 am)

Covid cases continue to fall, latest results show

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