15 New Positive Coronavirus Cases Identified Today, 36 Active Cases In Bermuda

 15 New Positive Coronavirus Cases Identified Today, 36 Active Cases In Bermuda

There were 8031 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update, and 15 were positive for COVID-19, giving a test positivity rate of 0.2%.

These results are from testing done on:
•        Monday, July 26: 6 positive out of 2451 results (0.2% positivity)

•        Tuesday, July 27: 5 positive out of 2789 results (0.2% positivity)

•        Wednesday, July 28: 4 positive out of 2711 results (0.1% positivity)

Six (6) of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:

•        1 non-resident who arrived on Jet Blue B61731 from New York on 22 July 2021 and tested positive on their Day 4 test

•        1 resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 20 July and tested as part of their Day 8 test

•        1 resident who arrived on Jet Blue B6293 from Boston on 27 July 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test

•        1 non-resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on 27 July and tested positive on their arrival test

•        1 non-resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on 25 July 2021 and tested positive on their outbound test

•        1 non-resident  who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 28 July 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test
7 of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with known cases.

The additional 2 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.

Additionally, there were four (4) recoveries and 0 deaths.
There are currently 36 active cases, of which;
•        36 are under public health monitoring and;
•        Zero are in the hospital.
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2568 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2499 persons have recovered, and sadly, there were 33 COVID-related deaths.
The source of all cases is as follows:

·         355 are Imported
·         2207 are classified as local transmission of which:
o   1710 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o   497 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
·         6 are Under Investigation

For information regarding age distributions, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is less than 1. Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.

The Ministry of Health would like to remind persons who are being tested locally for COVID-19 they will receive test results in a minimum of 24 hours. Please do not call and harass the testing team for results.

As we have under investigation cases, all persons must adhere to public health guidelines. Wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.

Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There is a wealth of information about the vaccines online at gov.bm.

Avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.
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