2 New Covid Related Deaths Recorded Today

“Sadly, Bermuda has recorded another two coronavirus related deaths since our last update,” said the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “I extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2997 test results, and eight were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 0.3%.
These results are from testing done on:
• Sunday: 3 positive out of 1286 results (0.2% positivity)

• Monday: 5 positive out of 1711 results (0.3% positivity)

7 of the new cases are classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days.
The additional new case is classified as under investigation.
Additionally, since the last update, there have been 15 recoveries and two deaths.

There are 57 active cases, of which:

· 48 are under public health monitoring and
· 9 are in hospital, with 1 in intensive care

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 5665 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 5502 have recovered, and sadly 106 COVID related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:
· 22 are Imported
· 26 are classified as local transmission
· 9 are Under Investigation

Active cases by vaccination status and transmission:
· Imported cases: 91% are fully vaccinated, and 9% are not vaccinated
· Local/Under Investigation cases: 34% are fully vaccinated, and 66% are not vaccinated
· Available typing indicates that Delta continues to circulate.

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

· 668 are Imported
· 4946 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 3041 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 1905 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 51 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 0.51. Bermuda’s current country status is Community Transmission. Community transmission is characterised by an increased incidence of locally acquired, widely dispersed cases, with many cases not linked to specific clusters.
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