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No new coronavirus cases for five days in a row

No new cases of coronavirus have been found in Bermuda for the fifth day in a row, it was announced last night.

There were no positive results among 1,679 tests that came back to health officials.

The last infections logged were three cases on May 28.

There are 19 active cases, 18 of them being monitored by health officials.

One is in hospital but not in intensive care and 17 cases are under investigation.

The death toll linked to Covid-19 remained at 33.

Information on the age distribution of cases can be found here.

The seven-day average of the real-time reproduction number is 0.26 and the World Health Organisation country status remained at “community transmission”.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, warned that people had just five days from today to get their first shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

Supplies of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines expire on June 30, and the Pfizer vaccine requires three weeks between doses.

Ms Wilson told the public: “To be sure you can receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, please either register for an appointment at gov.bm or attend the walk-in facility at the Bermuda College or attend one of the Close to Home locations before June 8.”

The AstraZeneca vaccine can be administered up to 12 weeks after the first dose, meaning the first dose can be given until June 30.

A second dose would be administered from a fresh delivery of vaccine from the Covax global health organisation.

Ms Wilson said there would be enough jabs available for anyone who wanted them.

But she added: “For those who wish to get the Pfizer vaccine, now is definitely the time.

“There are no guarantees of Bermuda getting more doses in the immediate future.”

The close to home mobile vaccinations will be at TN Tatem school field in Warwick today from 10am – 2pm, and Victor Scott Primary School on Sunday at the same hours.

Doctors will be present at both sites to answer any questions and no appointment is needed.

Ms Wilson thanked the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, which set up an extra location for vaccinations at the hotel.

She said: “Each person that is vaccinated at this location will receive a $50 gift card from the Frontline Foundation.”

Names will also go into a raffle for a two-night stays in the hotel’s Fairmont Gold accommodation as well as a 50 per cent of voucher for the buffet.

She said the vaccine team has set up at the hotel for the next couple of days within less than 24 hours.

The service rand today and will continue tomorrow and Friday from 3pm to 7pm in the hotel’s Princess ballroom.

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Published June 03, 2021 at 12:37 pm (Updated June 03, 2021 at 12:37 pm)

No new coronavirus cases for five days in a row

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