1084 Positive Covid-19 Cases Revealed As Numbers Continue To Rise

The Ministry of Health received 2949 test results since the last update, and 150 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 5.1%.
These results are from testing done on Monday, September 13th.

1 of the new cases is classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days.
The additional 149 new cases are classified as either local transmission or remain under investigation.
Additionally, since the last update, there have been 14 recoveries and one death.

There are 1084 active cases, of which:
● 1041 are under public health monitoring and
● 42 are in hospital, with 11 in intensive care

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 4027 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 2907 have recovered, and sadly 37 COVID related deaths.
The source of all active cases is as follows:

● 83 are Imported
● 209 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 209 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 0 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
● 792 are Under Investigation

Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:

• Imported cases: 85% are fully vaccinated and 15% are not vaccinated
• Local/Under Investigation cases: 28% are fully vaccinated and 72% are not vaccinated
• Variant typing is not available at this time due to the prioritisation of test results.
The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

· 540 are Imported
· 2623 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 2098 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 525 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 864 are Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. For information regarding 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 1.42. Bermuda’s current country status has been changed to Clusters of Cases. However, local data continues to indicate that Bermuda meets the criteria for Community Transmission. Community transmission is characterised by an increased incidence of locally acquired, widely dispersed cases, with many cases not linked to specific clusters.

As a reminder, the King Edward Memorial Hospital vaccine clinic is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm – 7 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am – 4 pm.

Avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus.

Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.
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