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Saturday update: still no Covid-19 cases

Another two people in Bermuda have been tested for the potentially deadly Covid-19, but there are still no confirmed cases.

As of noon today, the Government said that 14 people on the island have been tested — two more than yesterday.

Eight people have been given the all clear, and the remaining six await their test results.

The Government also announced that one person is in quarantine and one person is being actively monitored.

The number of people who are self-monitoring with public health supervision has risen to 52, while six are in isolation.

Under government policy, people who have a high-risk travel history may be quarantined for 14 days after potential exposure.

They may also be subject to active monitoring by public health professionals.

Those with a relevant travel history that is not considered high-risk are asked to self-monitor, with supervision from health personnel.

Meanwhile those who have a relevant travel history and symptoms of respiratory illness are to be isolated for as long as the symptoms persist.

Isolation means the separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent the spread of the disease.

The isolation can be at home or in hospital based on the severity of symptoms.

A Government notice added: “It should be noted that while a person may have fever and cough, this does not mean they have Covid-19.

“Once the results are returned, the person will be told if they were positive or negative for Covid-19.

“Individual results will not be shared, however the public will be notified immediately if there is a confirmed case.”

Covid-19, a strain of the coronavirus, has spread to more than 120 countries and has caused the death of more than 5,000 people since it emerged in China last December.

An electron microscope image of a coronavirus (AP Photo/Health Protection Agency)

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Published March 14, 2020 at 2:26 pm (Updated March 14, 2020 at 2:34 pm)

Saturday update: still no Covid-19 cases

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