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Number of active Covid-19 cases continues to tumble

Good shot: The Covid-19 vaccine is being administered at a walk-in centre at Bermuda College (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

The number of active Covid-19 cases continues to fall according to the latest batch of test results.

Just one new positive case was recorded from 1,712 test results returned to the department of health last night – a positivity rating of 0.1 per cent.

In addition, seven people have recovered from the condition in the last 24 hours, reducing the number of active cases to 36. Two people are in hospital, with one in intensive care. The remaining 34 are under public health monitoring.

The new case is classified as imported by a resident who arrived on a Jet Blue flight from New York last Thursday and tested positive on their day 4 test.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said that Bermuda was progressing “in the right direction” in its battle against the pandemic.

But she added: “We still need to increase our community protection on island. There are many opportunities available in our community to get vaccinated.”

Ms Wilson pointed out that vaccinations can be obtained without appointment at the Bermuda College.

She added: “The Bermuda Hospitals Board vaccine centre is open daily between 8am and 8pm for anyone with an appointment, and they will be accepting walk-ins this Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30.”

A mobile vaccination programme will be held tomorrow at Sandys Secondary Middle School from 4pm until 7pm, and at the National Sports Centre on Saturday from 10am until 2pm.

Ms Wilson said: “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. You don't need an appointment. You can just show up and roll up your sleeve.”

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Published May 27, 2021 at 8:03 am (Updated May 27, 2021 at 8:03 am)

Number of active Covid-19 cases continues to tumble

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