Covid-19: four new cases logged, but active infections fall
Just four people tested positive for the coronavirus today, it was revealed last night.
The cases were among 706 test results that came back to health officials yesterday – a positive rate of 0.6 per cent.
One of the new cases was classified as on-island transmission with a known contact.
The three others, among residents with no identified link to other cases or recent travel history, are under investigation.
The number of active cases dropped to 242 as 12 people have recovered from infection since the last update.
A total of 230 active cases are being monitored by public health officials.
There are 12 people in hospital, three of them intensive care.
There have been 2,455 cases since the pandemic hit last March, with 31 deaths and 2,182 recoveries.
A total of 1,920 cases were classed as on-island transmissions, 1,533 of them with an identified contact and 387 with an unknown source.
There have been 298 cases that came in from overseas.
The seven-day average of the real-time reproduction number is 0.53 and the island’s World Health Organisation country status remained at community transmission.
Kim Wilson, the health minister, warned that the lower infection rates should not cause complacency as the island moved to more relaxed Phase 2 precautions two days ago.
She said that “progress to Phase 3 on our road map to reopening depends on everyone acting responsibly”.
She added the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital vaccination clinic was open daily from 8am to 8pm for people with appointments.
The Bermuda College clinic is open from 9am to 1pm for walk-ins Mondays to Fridays.
There are also mobile clinics, with the next at the old TN Tatem Middle School in Warwick on Thursday from 10am to 2pm.
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