Published 8 October 2020 at 8:00
(Updated October 8, 2020 7:58 am)
Bermuda has recorded a new coronavirus case from an airline flight, the Ministry of Health revealed last night.
Infection was among the 749 test results received by health officials, with everything else clear.
The resident arrived on British Airways flight on 30 September and officials said the individual had been isolated and contact tracing had begun.
A spokeswoman for the ministry said: “The case is a resident who did not have a pre-departure test, but tested negative on arrival, and was therefore in quarantine for normal public health requirements, and is now isolated.”
The news meant that the island recorded a total of 182 confirmed coronavirus cases.
There are three active cases, all monitored by public health officials, but none are in hospital.
A total of 170 people have recovered from the infection and the death toll linked to the infection is nine.
The mean age of confirmed cases is 56 years, and ages ranged from 9 to 101.
The average age of the victims is 74, ranging in age from 57 to 91.
A total of 90 cases were classified as transmissions on the island with a known contact and 21 as transmissions on the island with an unknown contact. Nobody is under investigation.
The number of cases received from abroad is equal to 71.
The island’s country status remained “sporadic” and the seven-day average of the real-time replay number is less than 1.