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Active Covid-19 cases fall to 52

The island’s known cases of Covid-19 continued to decline this week, with 52 active cases recorded – the lowest since last December.

Six people are being treated in hospital for the illness, but none are in intensive care.

Bermuda’s confirmed figures for the virus slumped to this year’s lowest at the September 14 update, when just 69 active cases were reported.

But the ministry also warned earlier in the summer that the true numbers would likely be higher – given reduced testing, and the likelihood of people testing at home.

There were 45 new positive cases in 3,007 tests carried out by health officials over the past week, while 62 people have recovered.

Of the new cases, 25 come from overseas, six are classed as local transmission, and 14 are under investigation.

On December 12, 2021, the island had 41 active cases.

Yesterday’s figures bring the island’s total known cases of the pandemic to 18,122, with 148 deaths linked to the virus.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, advised that the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street was still undergoing repairs.

She added that the Department of Health had “relocated some teams and services” to the third floor of Reid Hall at 3 Reid Street in Hamilton.

All services are by appointment only.

Ms Wilson advised that oral health remained available at the Hamilton Health Centre, with appointments by calling 278-6440.

Appointments for adult preventive health services are at 278-6470 or 332-8902; for sexual and reproductive health, 332-8895; for child health, travel health and vaccinations, 278-6460 or 332-8906; for the communicable disease clinic, 332-8881, and for the St George’s dental clinic, 297-1932.

From Monday, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language and hearing services will resume operation from the Hamilton Health Centre, and can be reached on 278-6427.