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Covid-19: First local transmission in two months

Five new cases of Covid-19 were reported on November 12, bringing the total number of active cases to 23.

One of five new cases of the coronavirus was passed on as a result of local transmission - the first time that it has been known to spread on-island in more than two months.

The new cases were identified from a batch of 1,230 tests taken on Tuesday and Wednesday, and brought the number of active coronavirus cases on the island to 23.

Four of the new cases came in from overseas, but in one case, transmission happened on-island after close contact with a known infection.

The last case of local transmission was reported on September 8.

One of the cases involved a visitor who arrived in Bermuda on a private jet on November 6.

The visitor had a clear pre-arrival test and arrival test, but tested positive on day four.

A second visitor who came in on the American Airlines flight from Miami on the same day also tested positive four days later after clear pre-arrival test and arrival tests.

A third visitor who arrived on the British Airways flight on November 6 also tested positive.

Only one of the four imported cases was a resident, who landed in Bermuda on the Delta Air Lines flight on Tuesday and tested positive on their arrival test.

The news meant that Bermuda now has 220 total confirmed positive cases.

The 23 active cases are all under public health monitoring and none are in hospital.

A total of 188 have recovered and the death toll remains at nine.

The average age of all of confirmed positive cases is 54 and the age of all of positive cases ranged from seven to 101.

The average age of fatalities is 74 years and the age range is 57 to 91.

A total of 108 cases came in from overseas and 91 were on-island transmissions with a known contact.

A total of 21 cases were on-island transmissions with an unknown contact.

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

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Published November 13, 2020 at 8:40 am (Updated November 13, 2020 at 10:22 am)

Covid-19: First local transmission in two months

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