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Covid-19: nine new cases, 25 active infections

Nine new cases of the coronavirus have been logged, health officials announced last night.

There are 25 active infections with two people in hospital, one in intensive care, and 22 people being monitored by public health officials.

Ten of the cases came from overseas, 11 were on-island transmissions and four were listed as under investigation.

The new cases, were among 5,606 test results from between last Thursday and Saturday – a 0.2 per cent test positivity rate.

There were six cases that came in from overseas and three were on-island transmissions or listed as under investigation.

There have been 14 recoveries since the last update.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said the results showed that it was “critical” the public remained vigilant, especially as the country entered the colder months.

Ms Wilson added: “Please continue to adhere to all the public health guidelines, which are in place to help keep residents safe.”

The seven day average of Bermuda’s real time reproduction number is 0.31 and the country status remained at “community transmission”.

The active cases broke down to 80 per cent fully vaccinated and 20 per cent not fully vaccinated.

The on-island and under investigation cases were recorded as 27 per cent fully vaccinated and 73 per cent not fully vaccinated.

Ms Wilson said: “On another note, the ministry has been receiving a number of inquiries about the seasonal flu shot.

“We can advise that we are planning to once again do our Flu Express, which we are expecting to take place around the first week in December.”

Ms Wilson added: “The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available for priority groups through their doctor or the Flu Express.

“We will be sharing more details in the coming days regarding the full express schedule.”

Ms Wilson said that booster vaccinations were available for eligible groups.

Boosters can be booked at www.gov.bm.

People can also call the vaccination hotline at 444-2498 and choose option 2 or e-mail vaccine@gov.bm.

People aged 65 and older can walk into Pier 6 on Hamilton’s Front Street for a booster.

The Government also announced that coronavirus updates would be announced on Mondays and Thursdays instead of Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday until further notice.

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Published November 23, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated November 23, 2021 at 7:58 am)

Covid-19: nine new cases, 25 active infections

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