Five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the latest round of 1,818 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update, with ten active cases and no patients in hospital.

A Ministry spokeswoman said: “All five of the new cases are classified as imported. Two are residents who arrived on Jet Blue B61731 from New York on 15 June 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. One is a resident who arrived on American Airlines  AA 2044 from Charlotte on 15 June 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. Two are residents who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on 15 June 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.

“Additionally, there were no recoveries and no deaths.”

Of the ten active cases, ten are under public health monitoring.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2504 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2461 persons have recovered, and sadly, there were 33 COVID-related deaths,” the spokeswoman added.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         313 are Imported

·         2189 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   1682 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and

o   507 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source

·         2 are Under Investigation