Health

Five new Covid-19 cases confirmed

  • Graphic by Christina White
  • Graphic by Christina White

Five new cases of Covid-19 were among 229 test results that came back on Saturday, the health ministry said.

A spokeswoman for the ministry said that the total number of confirmed cases stood at 133.

She added there were 43 active cases of the disease.

Seven people were being treated in hospital, two in critical care, and 36 cases were being monitored at home by public health officials.

A total of 81 residents have recovered and there have been nine deaths.

The spokeswoman said on Saturday: “The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 60 and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 18 to 101 years.”

The average age of those in hospital with Covid-19 was 79.

The average age for deaths is 74, with an age range from 57 to 91.

The health ministry said 41 cases came in from overseas and 78 were a result of on-island transmission with known contacts.

Another ten cases were transmitted on-island from unidentified contacts.

Four cases were still under investigation.

The spokeswoman said the island’s country status remained at local transmission, with clusters of cases.