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Covid-19: two more deaths logged, total now 98

Two more people have died as a result of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health announced last night.

The news brought the number of deaths linked to the coronavirus up to 98.

There are 21 people in hospital with seven in intensive care.

Health officials reported 13 new coronavirus cases out of 5,022 test results, a positivity rate of 0.3 per cent.

Three of the new cases came in from overseas and ten were classed as on-island transmissions or under investigation.

There have been 55 recoveries, two admissions to hospital and one patient discharged since the last update on Friday.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said: “I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased."

Deaths

There are 127 active infections with 106 of them being monitored by public health officials.

A total of 95 per cent of active cases that came in from overseas were fully vaccinated and 5 per cent were unvaccinated.

Of the on-island transmitted active cases, 29 per cent were in fully-vaccinated people and 71 per cent were people who had not been vaccinated.

The island has recorded 5,625 cases since last March and 5,400 people have recovered.

Ms Wilson said that vaccinations would be available from the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street on Tuesdays from tomorrow between 2 and 4pm by appointment only.

She said: “You can get your first, second or third dose. Call 332-8906 for assistance in scheduling an appointment, or you can book online at gov.bm/vaccines.

The sources of all confirmed cases

• 647 are imported

• 4,499 are classified as local transmission of which 2,854 are on-island transmissions with a known source and 1,637 were on-island transmissions with an unknown source

• 487 are under investigation

"I encourage anyone who wants to get vaccinated to register their interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines.“

Ms Wilson added: “The Covid-19 vaccine remains our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus. It will decrease symptoms and severe illness and, in most cases, prevent death."

There will be a second vaccination centre at the National Sports Centre this week for people eligible for the booster dose, from Mondays to Fridays from 12pm to 6.30pm.

Ms Wilson said: “Those 65 and over, as well as pregnant women who have had their second dose at least six months prior, are eligible to make their own appointments.”

To book a booster appointment, visit https://www.gov.bm/vaccine-booster or click the "Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment“ link at the top of the gov.bm page.

Ms Wilson added that flu vaccine shots would be on the island by the middle of next month and a vaccination drive would be launched across the island.

She told the public: “Remember, the flu shot does not protect you against Covid, and the Covid shot does not protect you against the flu.”

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Published October 26, 2021 at 7:59 am (Updated October 26, 2021 at 7:59 am)

Covid-19: two more deaths logged, total now 98

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