Coronavirus

Three new Covid-19 cases logged

Three new cases of Covid-19 were recorded between Sunday and Monday, health officials revealed last night.

The health ministry said two of the cases came in from overseas and one was a resident who was a contact of a known case.

One case from overseas came in on a private jet from the United States that landed on August 30.

The other was on the Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta that arrived on August 25.

The cases were among 1,393 test results, with all the rest clear.

A health ministry spokeswoman said: “All cases have been isolated and contact tracing has begun.”

The total number of confirmed cases in the island is now 172, with 155 recovered and eight active cases.

The active cases are being monitored by health officials and none of them are in hospital.

The health ministry said the average age of confirmed cases was 57 and the age range was from 18 to 101.

A total of 87 cases were on-island transmissions with a known contact and 64 cases came in from overseas.

On-island transmissions with an unknown contact amount to 19 and the sources of two cases are under investigation.

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