2 New Positive Coronavirus Case Identified Today

The Ministry of Health received 5913 test results since the last update, and two (2) were positive for COVID-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.03%.

These results are from testing done on Thursday (0 positive out of 1796 results (0.0% positivity)), Friday (0 positive out of 1490 results (0.0% positivity)), Saturday (2 positive out of 1508 results (0.1% positivity)) and Sunday (0 positive out of 1119 results (0.0% positivity).

Both of the new cases are classified as imported. The first is a non-resident who arrived on Delta Airline DL 584 from Atlanta on 15 June 2021 and tested positive on their Day 4 test. The second case is also a non-resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 19 June 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.
Additionally, there were three recoveries and no deaths.

There are currently nine active cases, of which;

• Nine are under public health monitoring and;
• Zero are in the hospital.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2506 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2464 persons have recovered, and sadly, there were 33 COVID-related deaths.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         315 are Imported
·         2190 are classified as local transmission of which:
o   1682 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and
o   508 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source
·         1 is 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 one (1).

Bermuda’s current WHO country status has been upgraded to “Sporadic Cases”.
“We are re-starting fist doses for those persons who want to be vaccinated,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “If you are interested in getting vaccinated, we encourage you to register for an appointment by calling the Hotline at 444-2498 and select Option #2, or email vaccine@gov.bm. We will begin walk-ins again in due course.”

“The new Public Health Emergency Powers Regulations went into effect on Sunday, 20 June. While masks are no longer required outside, everyone must wear a mask indoors of public spaces. Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, sports and members clubs are open for indoor dining and bar service. However, patrons must wear masks when not seated or while standing at the bar. Check gov.bm to make sure you are up to date with public health guidance which may impact your business, event or activity.”

“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. 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.”
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