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Covid-19: 35 new cases recorded

The number of Covid-19 cases has risen to 124 after 35 positive test results were logged last week.

The results came from 7,434 tests carried out last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. One person is in intensive care while the remaining 123 are under public health monitoring, the health ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The vast majority of active cases – 102 – are the more contagious Delta variant. The remaining 22 have yet to be determined.

Fifty of the current cases have been vaccinated, while 74 were not vaccinated.

Of those cases, 28 or 72 per cent of imported cases were fully vaccinated, and 11 or 28 percent were not vaccinated.

Among local or under investigation cases, the reverse is true. Twenty two or 26 per cent were fully vaccinated, and 63 or 74 per cent were not vaccinated.

And 21 cases are now under investigation. A further 64 are classed as local transmission with a known source and 39 are imported.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said: “As a reminder, the vaccine clinic at the King Edward Memorial Hospital is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm, and Saturdays from 8am-4pm.

“Additionally, you can go to the Washington Mall on Saturday, August 28, between 10 am and 2 pm. Medical professionals will be available to answer your questions. You don’t need an appointment. Just show up to talk to someone or to get the vaccine.

“As always, to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.“

She added: “Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask indoors, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”

The period’s six imported cases came in on the following flights:

Two residents who arrived on the Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta on August 17.

One resident who arrived on the British Airways flight from London on August 15.

One resident who arrived on the American Airlines flight from Miami on August 14.

One resident who arrived on the Delta Air Lines flight from New York on August 14.

One non-resident who arrived on the American Airlines flight from Charlotte on August 8.