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Covid-19: five new cases logged by health officials

A total of five new coronavirus cases have been recorded, health officials announced today.

The health department added that flu vaccine sessions have been cancelled because it had run out of shots.

A spokeswoman said: “This is due to an atypical surge in demand for the vaccine as well as supply chain disruption due to the cancellation of British Airways flights.

“Therefore all walk-in service for obtaining flu vaccines for the following weeks are cancelled.

“This was previously scheduled to take place at the Hamilton Health Centre.”

The coronavirus cases were all identified between last Friday and Sunday and were included in 2235 test results that came back to health officials today.

They all came in off flights from Miami or Toronto.

One of the cases, a visitor, arrived on the flight from Toronto last Friday.

Two of the cases were returned residents and two were visitors who came in off flights from Miami last Friday, November 5, November 1 and October 29.

The Miami arrival last Friday tested positive on arrival after a clear pre-departure test, as did the Toronto visitor who arrived the same day.

The November 5 visitor from Miami tested positive on arrival after a clear pre-departure test.

The returned resident who arrived on the November 1 Miami flight tested positive on the day 4 test after clear arrival and pre-departure tests.

The returned resident who arrived from Miami on October 29 was “tested as a close contact” after they got a clear pre-departure test, arrival test and day 4 test.

The news meant the island has now logged 214 coronavirus cases.

A total of 23 are active, 13 returned residents and 10 visitors, and none are in hospital.

The number of people who have recovered from infection stands at 182 and the death toll remained at nine.

The average age of confirmed cases is 54 and the age range is from 7 to 101.

The average age for deaths is 74 and the age range is 57 to 91.

A total of 103 of the cases were imported and 90 were on-island transmissions with known contacts.

The number of infections that were on-island transmissions with an unknown contact stands at nine and none are under investigation.

Bermuda’s country status remained at “sporadic cases” and the seven-day average of the real time reproduction number is less than 1.

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Published November 09, 2020 at 6:46 pm (Updated November 09, 2020 at 6:45 pm)

Covid-19: five new cases logged by health officials

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