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No Covid-19 cases reported for second time in three days

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Walk-in and drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at Shelly Bay Marketplace Car Park (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

No new Covid-19 cases were found for the second time in less than a week yesterday as the number of active cases edged closer to 100.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said that 1,267 test results had been received since last night’s update, and none were positive.

She added that 25 more people had recovered from the virus, dropping the number of active cases from 136 to 111, the lowest since March 22.

Six of the active cases are in hospital, and two are in intensive care.

The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real-time reproduction number is less than one, and the island’s WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.

Just 18 cases were reported in the last seven days compared to 32 in the prior week.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, urged the public to take advantage of the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme, which will be at the Southampton Princess between 10am and 2pm today.

The vaccination centre will move to the Transport Control Department in Pembroke on Sunday between 10am and 2pm.

Ms Wilson said: “The Covid-19 vaccine is free. We also provide a free minibus service to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes afterwards.

“For those people who want to hear about the Covid-19 vaccine from a trusted source, we recommend the Close to Home programme as an ideal opportunity to learn more.

“There are doctors on site to answer any questions that you may have.”

Those who wish to get a free ride to the vaccination centres can call 533-5903 between 10am and 1.30pm.

Ms Wilson also reminded the public that those who have received the vaccine are not fully immunised until two weeks after they received their second shot.

She said: “Being vaccinated is reassuring and the added layer of protection we need to protect ourselves.

“Still, we must continue to avoid the three ʿCs’: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.”

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Published May 20, 2021 at 8:07 am (Updated May 20, 2021 at 12:14 pm)

No Covid-19 cases reported for second time in three days

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