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Two new Covid-19 cases reported

Two new cases of the coronavirus were logged yesterday, health officials said last night.

The cases, both returning residents, arrived on the Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta on Thursday and on the British Airways flight from London on Wednesday.

A health ministry spokeswoman said both had been isolated and that contact tracing had started.

The two were among 864 results that came back to health officials yesterday.

The news meant that the island has recorded a total of 180 coronavirus cases.

There are seven active cases, all being monitored by public health officials and none are in hospital.

The death toll remained at nine and 164 people have recovered.

The average age of cases was 57 and the age range was from 10 to 101.

The average age for deaths was 71 and the age range was between 57 to 91.

A total of 90 of the cases were local transmissions with a known contact and 19 were local transmission with an unknown contact.

The source of 69 cases were travellers coming in from overseas.

The source of two cases in under investigation.

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

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Published September 19, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated September 19, 2020 at 9:11 am)

Two new Covid-19 cases reported

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