3 Deaths 35 New Positive Cases, 658 Active Cases With 37 In Hospital And 9 In ICU

“ Bermuda has recorded three more coronavirus related deaths. I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends who have recently lost their loved one,” said the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP.

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 5141 test results, and 35 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 0.7%.
These results are from testing done on:

· Thursday: 25 positive out of 2095 results (1.2% positivity)
· Friday: 5 positive out of 1893 results (0.3% positivity)
· Saturday: 5 positive out of 1153 results (0.4% positivity)

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

The additional 28 new cases are classified as either local transmission or remain under investigation.

Additionally, since the last update, there have been 186 recoveries and three deaths.

There are 658 active cases, of which:

· 621 are under public health monitoring and;
· 37 are in hospital, with 9 in intensive care

Since the last public report (Friday), there have been 2 COVID admissions and 4 COVID discharges from the hospital.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 5536 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 4786 have recovered, and sadly 92 COVID related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

· 30 are Imported
· 160 are classified as local transmission
· 468 are Under Investigation

Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:
· Imported cases: 90% are fully vaccinated, and 10% are not vaccinated
· Local/Under Investigation cases: 30% are fully vaccinated, and 70% are not vaccinated
· Variant typing is not available at this time due to the prioritisation of test results.

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

· 628 are Imported
· 3668 are classified as local transmission of which:
· 2647 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
· 1021 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 1240 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 0.53. Bermuda’s current country status is Clusters of Cases. However, local data continues to indicate that Bermuda meets the criteria for 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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