2 New Positive Coronavirus Cases In Bermuda Today, 14 In Hospital With 2 In ICU

The Ministry of Health received 1014 test results since the last update, and two (2) were positive for COVID-19, yielding a test positivity rate of 0.2%.

Both of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases.

Additionally, since the last update, there were 36 recoveries and no deaths.

There are 383 active cases, of which:
·         369 are under public health monitoring and
·         14 are in hospital with two (2) in intensive care;

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2429 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 2016 have recovered, and sadly 30 COVID related deaths.

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

The source of all cases is as follows:
·         294 are Imported
o   1745 are classified as local transmission of which:
o   1458 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
·         287 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
·         390 are Under Investigation
As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.
The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is 0.51.
Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.

“Our number of positive coronavirus cases is falling, and recovery numbers are rising,” remarked Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Minister of Health. “This is good news. However, now is not the time to let our guard down. We must continue to follow public health guidelines: do not mix households, including in the workplace, wear a mask, maintain physical distance and wash or sanitize your hands regularly.”

“As a reminder, the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme will be at Sandys Secondary Middle School tomorrow, Thursday, 6 May, from 10 am until 2 pm, and again on Saturday, 8 May, at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire, from 10 am – 2 pm.”
“This drive/walkthrough site is for residents who have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, do not have access to the internet and prefer to register in person or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Doctors are on-site to answer any questions.”
“Free bus service will be available on Thursday, 6 May 2021 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm for anyone who lives in Somerset and wants to get the COVID-19 vaccine at Sandys Secondary Middle School.”

“The service will stop to pick up passengers at bus stops on the following route: starting from Sandys Secondary Middle School, turning right onto East Shore Road, continuing down Sound View Road, taking a right onto Middle Road, then right onto Scott’s Hill Road and back to Sandys Secondary Middle School. The bus will run every 15 minutes between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm, with the last bus leaving the school at 2:15 pm.”

“A mini-bus service will also be available tomorrow in the Somerset area to take people from their homes to the vaccination centre at Sandys Secondary Middle School and back. Anyone wanting to use the service should call 533 5903 between 10 am and 1:30 pm.”

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.
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