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Covid-19: three new cases, but lowest infection rate since end of March

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There were three new Covid-19 cases recorded over the weekend, but active cases fell to their lowest level in almost three months.
Coronavirus vaccination continues in the wake of the island’s 33rd fatality attributed to the virus (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A total of three new cases of the coronavirus were identified in more than 5,800 test results that came back to health officials yesterday.

There are 20 active cases, with 19 being monitored by public health officials – the lowest number since March 2.

One patient is in hospital, but not in intensive care, the fewest in hospital since March 29.

The latest results, which covered last Wednesday to Saturday, showed a test positivity rate of 0.05 per cent.

The news came after the death toll rose by one to 33 over the weekend.

The island’s total number of cases since the pandemic hit last March is 2,494.

There were 305 cases that came in from overseas and 2,172 were classified as on-island transmission.

There were 1,678 on-island infections with known contacts, 494 with unknown contacts and 17 are under investigation.

Information on age distributions for cases can be found here.

The seven-day average of the real-time reproduction number is 0.29 and Bermuda’s World Health Organisation country status remained at “community transmission”.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, told the public the public learn about the Covid-19 vaccine from the “Close to Home” vaccination clinics, where doctors are on hand to answer questions.

Ms Wilson added June 8 was the last day for the first shot of the present stock of the Pfizer vaccine.

The AstraZeneca version will be available until June 30.

Ms Wilson said: “There is also a free minibus service to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes afterwards.”

To book a ride, call 533-5903 between 10.00am and 1.30pm.

Vaccinations over the next week will be at:

• Shelly Bay MarketPlace car park today from 10am to 2pm.

• TN Tatem school field on Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

• Victor Scott Primary School on Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

• Bermuda College Vaccination Centre, Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm.

• Bermuda College Vaccination Centre, Jab and Jam event on Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

• The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Vaccination Centre

⋅ Walk-ins on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm and scheduled appointments from 8am to 8pm.

⋅ June 7 and 8 for walk-ins and scheduled appointments from 8am to 8pm.

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Published June 01, 2021 at 7:56 am (Updated June 01, 2021 at 8:09 am)

Covid-19: three new cases, but lowest infection rate since end of March

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