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Covid-19: one more death takes total to 118, total cases fall to 471

Covid-19 has claimed another life, health officials announced last night.

The latest fatality pushed the total since the pandemic hit almost two years ago to 118.

There are 18 people in hospital, three of them in intensive care, and 453 infected people being monitored by health officials.

The 471 figure for active cases is the lowest since the 437 recorded last Christmas Day.

There were 128 new cases logged out of 4,169 test results that came back to health officials — a positivity rate of 3.1 per cent.

There were 20 cases that came in from overseas, 50 on-island transmissions and 58 were logged as under investigation.

The latest test results were from last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

There have been 581 recoveries since the last update.

The breakdown of the 471 active cases showed a total of 43 came in from overseas, 156 were on-island transmissions and 272 are under investigation.

The Ministry of Health said that 87.1 per cent of people aged over 65 have had at least one shot, and 85.8 per cent were fully immunised.

A total of 73 per cent of the population has been vaccinated with one dose, 71.7 per cent of the population has had two shots and 67.1 per cent of those eligible have had a booster.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said: ‘“First, second and booster doses will continue to be available at Pier 6 until March 31 either by appointment or for walk-ins.

“After March 31, we are working to have the Covid-19 vaccine available through physicians’ offices, as well as participating pharmacies.

“Covid-19 vaccinations are also available at the Hamilton Health Centre, 67 Victoria Street, every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm.

“There is a limited number of appointments and these vaccinations are by appointment only with no walk-ins”.

To get the first, second or third dose, call all 332-8906 for help to schedule an appointment or book online at www.gov.bm/vaccines.

Ms Wilson told the public: “I would like to remind people that proper ventilation is one of the leading mitigation methods for reducing the risk of the coronavirus transmission within buildings.

“We should all increase fresh air ventilation wherever possible when indoors. The risk is much less if outside.”

Ms Wilson said: “We must keep doing our part to keep each other safe and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.”

For age distributions and overall transmission categories, visit https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update. The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real-time reproduction number is 0.63.

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Published February 04, 2022 at 8:01 am (Updated February 04, 2022 at 8:01 am)

Covid-19: one more death takes total to 118, total cases fall to 471

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