20 New Positive Coronavirus Case Identified Today

 20 New Positive Coronavirus Case Identified Today

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 6762 test results, and 20 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 0.3%.

These results are from testing done on:

  • Wednesday: 4 positive out of 1563 results (0.3% positivity)
  • Thursday: 6 positive out of 2053 results (0.3% positivity)
  • Friday: 2 positive out of 1794 results (0.1% positivity)
  • Saturday: 8 positive out of 1352 results (0.6% positivity)

11 of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.

The additional 9 new cases are classified as either local transmission (8) or under investigation (1).

Additionally, there have been 9 recoveries and 0 deaths since the last update.

There are 35 active cases, and all are under public health monitoring.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 5784 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 5643 have recovered, and sadly 106 COVID related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 25 are Imported
  • 8 are classified as local transmission
  • 2 are Under Investigation

Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:

  • Imported cases: 92% are fully vaccinated, and 8% are not vaccinated
  • Local/Under Investigation cases: 90% are fully vaccinated, and 10% are not vaccinated
  • By variant type for the 28 active cases with typing available, 43% are Delta (12 persons), 57% are Omicron (16 persons).

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 732 are Imported
  • 5044 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   3087 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   1957 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

  • 8 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 0.30.

Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, said, “Amendments to the Quarantine (COVID-19) (No. 3) Order 2020 went into effect today, and it is imperative that travellers, inbound and outbound, visit  https://www.gov.bm/articles/amendments-quarantine-covid-19-no-3-order-2020 to learn about the new requirements.

“I also want to remind everyone that the coronavirus thrives on human contact, and as we head into the holiday season, we must continue to follow public health guidance.

“Everyone must do their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus. Continue to wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”—————————————————————-——-————————Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful, or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites, or repeats previous comments will be removed.

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