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A passenger on a flight from the US was yesterday found to have the coronavirus, the Government said this afternoon.

The case — which came in on the Delta flight from Atlanta on Tuesday — was among 220 test results that came back to the Ministry of Health.

The coronavirus also detected in two people during arrival screening for the Delta Air Lines flight on Monday.

Bermuda has 149 total confirmed cases and 137 people have recovered.

Three active cases are being monitored by public health officials and none are in hospital.

The number of deaths remained at nine.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said: “We have received a lot of questions about the quarantine requirements for travellers.

“The answers are all on our website under the ‘travel' section of the coronavirus.gov.bm website and we invite the public to visit the site for all their questions.

“We have also produced an infographic to explain the rules, which apply to everyone.”

She added: “We have been fielding many questions about the quarantine requirements for persons on the flights with positive cases.

“All passengers received e-mail communication from the epidemiology and surveillance unit explaining their next steps, which are to quarantine — as they were instructed at the airport — depending on their testing status, wear a mask and practise physical distancing and monitor and report their symptoms as instructed.”

Ms Wilson said: “Any passengers needing to quarantine beyond the standard prescribed for them will be contacted by public health officials. For example, if they were a close contact of an individual who tested positive on a flight.

“In that case, they will be informed of the particulars of their quarantine requirements.

“However, all arriving passengers must monitor their health for 14 days, if applicable for length of stay, and take their temperature twice daily and record their symptoms on a symptom log provided.

“Also, they should limit their exposure to others in the community, as much as practicable, for 14 days.”

Graphic by Christina White
Graphic by Christina White
Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published July 08, 2020 at 6:27 pm (Updated July 08, 2020 at 6:32 pm)

Third Delta passenger positive for virus

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