Covid-19: two new cases off flight from Atlanta – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS

Covid-19: two new cases off flight from Atlanta

Latest Covid-19 figures from the Government of Bermuda (Graphic by Raina Barbosa)

Two cases of the coronavirus were found after airport arrival tests, the Government said today.

The positive tests were among 526 results that came back to health officials yesterday.

A health department spokesman said that the new cases were on a flight from Atlanta on Tuesday.

He added both people had taken pre-departure tests.

The spokesman said: “Case isolation and contact tracing has begun.”

Bermuda has had 226 confirmed cases and 17 are active with none in hospital.

A total of nine people with Covid-19 have died and 200 people have recovered from the coronavirus.

The number of cases from overseas is 113, 92 were on-island transmissions with a known contact and 21 were on-island transmissions with an unknown contact.

Bermuda’s country status remains at “sporadic cases”.

The seven-day average of the island’s real time reproduction number is less than 1.

See In Our Opinion here.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published November 19, 2020 at 8:16 pm (Updated November 20, 2020 at 2:19 pm)

Covid-19: two new cases off flight from Atlanta

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon