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Covid-19: more than 500 new cases logged, total now 912

More than 500 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed which pushed the number of active infections past 900, the Ministry of Health said.

But there are just two people in hospital, neither of them in intensive care.

A spokeswoman said that the ministry had received 9,532 test results between last Wednesday and Saturday, with 516 of them positive for the coronavirus.

Of the new cases, 176 were classified as from overseas and 113 were on-island transmissions. The sources of the other 227 cases are under investigation.

The spokeswoman said that 126 people had recovered since the last update on December 30, but the number of active infections had risen from 522 to 912.

The spokeswoman said 92 per cent of the overseas cases were found in vaccinated people, and eight per cent were found in travellers who were not fully vaccinated.

A total of 65 per cent of the cases caused by on-island transmissions or that were under investigation were in fully vaccinated people.

The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real time reproduction number is 0.81.

The Ministry of Health’s vaccination/booster programme will restart tomorrow at Pier Six on Front Street, Hamilton and booster appointments can also be booked for weekdays from tomorrow.

The spokeswoman said: “Those individuals who are 65 and over and those who are eligible for a booster should take advantage of this opportunity to get vaccinated.

She told the public: “If you are 65 and over, you do not need an appointment at Pier Six.”

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Published January 05, 2022 at 8:02 am (Updated January 05, 2022 at 8:02 am)

Covid-19: more than 500 new cases logged, total now 912

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