Bermuda upgraded by WHO to ‘sporadic cases’ – The Royal Gazette

Updated: Jun 19, 2021 07:55 AM

No increase: no new cases of the coronavirus were detected in the latest round of tests (File photograph)

Bermuda’s World Health Organisation Covid-19 status has been upgraded to “sporadic cases” after no new coronavirus cases were recorded yesterday.

Health officials got back 1,713 test results and all were clear.

The number of active cases remained at ten, with no recoveries since yesterday’s update.

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

Kim Wilson, the health minister, said that laboratory tests suggested that the Indian – or Delta – variant of the virus had been identified on the island.

She added: “While we are still seeking confirmation of this preliminary finding, this variant was detected on arrival testing, with all isolation and contact tracing conducted as per standard protocols.”

She told the public: “Bermuda, we must remain vigilant. This is a concerning variant, so please don’t think that because our restrictions are being relaxed, we can let our guard down.”

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