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A total of five new coronavirus cases have been logged, the health ministry said tonight.

The cases were among 447 test results that came back to health officials today – a positivity rate of 1.1 per cent.

The five cases were all recorded as on-island transmission with known contacts.

There are 16 people in hospital, three in intensive care – the lowest number of people in hospital since April 2.

A total of 14 people have recovered from infection.

The number of active cases has dropped to 417, with 401 people being monitored by public health officials.

The mobile vaccination programme, designed to boost the immunisation numbers, will move to Sandys Secondary Middle School on Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

Doctors will also be on hand to answer questions.

A free bus service will be provided in Somerset for vaccinations at the school, from 9.30am to 2pm.

The bus will collect passengers from Sandys Secondary Middle School and turn right on East Shore Road, down Sound View Road.

It will turn right on Middle Road, right on to Scott’s Hill Road, and back to the school.

The bus will run every 15 minutes between 9.30am and 2.00pm.

The last bus will leave from the school at 2.15pm.

A free bus service will also be operated to the Bermuda College walk-in vaccination centre from tomorrow until Friday.

The service will run from Glebe Road, Friswell’s Hill, near St. Monica’s Mission, and Government Gate, Cedar Park, Frog Lane, and Palmetto Road or North Shore near Dock Hill, Grace Church, and the First Church of God.

One bus will leave from the top of Glebe Road at the Pembroke Seventh Day Adventist Church, another from Prospect Primary School and a third will run along North Shore Road, stopping at the four stops from Dock Hill to Ducking Stool East, next to Clarke’s Lane.

The buses will leave every hour from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Vaccination will be also be available from 10am to 2pm at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire on Saturday.

A health ministry spokeswoman told the public: “Once you have had your shot, the bus will return you to the bus stop at which you were picked up.”

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Published May 05, 2021 at 8:10 am (Updated May 05, 2021 at 8:10 am)

Covid-19: five new cases, but no deaths

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