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Just one new Covid case but minister warns: ‘We are still in a pandemic’

Only one person tested positive for Covid-19 out of the 1,618 results received by health officials on Monday.

There were no cases found in Sunday’s 1,577 test results.

This evening’s announcement show active cases of the virus continuing to fall, down to 38 from 49 reported on Monday.

Hospital numbers held steady, with two people in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital – one of them in intensive care.

The Delta variant of the coronavirus accounts for all active cases where virus type is known.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, reminded restaurants, bars and clubs they were still required to collect contact tracing information.

Ms Wilson said: “We are still in a pandemic, and an essential part of controlling outbreaks is through contact tracing. This is the main way to stop further spread.

“In addition to presenting a valid SafeKey for verification, patrons must provide accurate contact tracing information including full name, phone number, home address, e-mail address, date and time of arrival.

“The contact details of patrons must be recorded and kept for 21 days.

“If requested, this information must be provided to Public Health Officers to assist with contact tracing during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Statistics on vaccination, hospital cases and death

From the start of vaccination against Covid-19 in January up to November 13, there were 306 hospital admissions for the coronavirus with 270 in people not fully vaccinated.

Of the island’s 94 deaths, 81 were in people not fully vaccinated.

The single new case of Covid-19 was classed as local transmission.

The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real-time reproduction number now stands at 0.58, and the island’s country status remains at “community transmission”.

Those eligible for booster vaccines can book an appointment at the government website, or by calling the vaccination hotline at 444 2498, option 2.

The public can also e-mail vaccine@gov.bm.

People aged 65 and older can walk into Pier 6 in Hamilton for a booster.

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Published November 18, 2021 at 7:57 am (Updated November 18, 2021 at 7:57 am)

Just one new Covid case but minister warns: ‘We are still in a pandemic’

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