1 Death, 241 New Positive Cases 14 In Hospital With 2 In ICU

“Sadly, Bermuda has recorded another coronavirus related death”, said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “I extend my deepest condolences to everyone associated with the deceased.”

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 6199 test results, and 241 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 3.9%.
These results are from testing done on:
• Wednesday: 80 positive out of 1823 results (4.4% positivity)
• Thursday: 66 positive out of 1767 results (3.7% positivity)
• Friday: 57 positive out of 1636 results (3.5% positivity)
• Saturday: 38 positive out of 973 results (3.9% positivity)

18 of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.
The additional 223 new cases are classified as either local transmission (75) or under investigation (148).
Additionally, there were 719 recoveries.

There are 925 active cases, of which:

· 911 are under public health monitoring; and
· 14 are in hospital, with 2 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 10793 coronavirus cases, out of which 9751 have recovered, and sadly there have been 117 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

· 88 are Imported
· 261 are classified as local transmission
· 576 are Under Investigation

Information regarding active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type is unavailable.

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

· 2172 are Imported
· 6155 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 3872 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 2283 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 2466 are Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. For age distributions and overall transmission categories, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update. The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is 0.71.

“Thanks to the success of our vaccine and booster programme, Bermuda is making progress. But many people are still getting sick, and unfortunately, we are still seeing coronavirus related deaths,” continued Minister Wilson.

“I would like to remind people who have not yet been vaccinated to speak to your doctor. Those who are eligible for the booster shot, please get it as soon as possible.”

“We must keep doing our part to keep each other safe and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus,” concluded Minister Wilson. “As always, to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and maintain physical distance.”

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