Four new coronavirus cases announced but active cases fall to 85
A total of four new coronavirus cases were detected yesterday – but the number of active cases has dropped to less than 100.
The new cases were among 1,212 test results that came back to heath officials since the last update.
There are 85 active cases, with five patients in hospital, two of them in intensive care.
One of the new cases was a resident who returned to the island on the May 14 Delta flight from Atlanta and tested positive on their Day 4 test.
The other three new cases were the result of on-island transmissions with known contacts.
A health ministry spokeswoman said 30 people had recovered from infection since Wednesday night.
The seven-day average of the real-time reproduction number is less than one, and the island’s World Health Organisation country status remained at “community transmission”.
Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, appealed to the public to consider getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
She highlighted the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme will be at the Transport Control Department in Pembroke on Sunday between 10am and 2pm.
Ms Wilson told the public: “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.”
Ms Wilson added: “There is also a free minibus service to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes afterwards – call 533-5903 between 10am and 1.30pm if you need a ride to one of the mobile vaccination sites.”
Home visits for the Covid-19 vaccine are also available and anyone interested should e-mail email@example.com, or call the Covid-19 hotline at 444-2498.