52 New Positive Coronavirus Case Identified Today

 52 New Positive Coronavirus Case Identified Today

Coronavirus Update – 17 August 2021
The Ministry of Health received 12,615 test results since the last update, and 52 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 0.4%.

These results are from testing done on:
•        Wednesday, August 11: 12 positive out of 2821 results (0.4% positivity)

•        Thursday, August 12: 2 positive out of 3086 results (0.1% positivity)

•        Friday, August 13: 9 positive out of 2671 results (0.3% positivity)

•        Saturday, August 14: 15 positive out of 2344 results (0.6% positivity)

•        Sunday, August 15: 14 positive out of 1693 results (0.8% positivity)

21 of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:
•        1 resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on August 1 and tested positive on their day 14 test

•        1 resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on August 4 and tested positive on their day 10 test

•        2 residents who arrived on Jet Blue B6203 from Boston on August 5 and tested positive on their day 10 test

•        1 resident who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on August 5  and tested positive on their day 8 test

•        2 residents who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on August 4 and tested positive on their day 4 test

•        1 resident who arrived on Jet Blue B61731 from New York on August 8 and tested positive on their day 4 test

•        1 non-resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on August 9 and tested positive on their day 4 test

•        1 resident who arrived on Delta Airline DL 617 from New York on August 9  and tested positive on their Day 4 test

•        3 residents who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on August 10 and tested positive on their day 4 test

•        1 resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on August 10 and tested positive on their day 4 test

•        1 non-resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on August 12 and tested positive on their arrival test

•        2 residents who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on August 13  and tested positive on their arrival test

•        1 non-resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on August 14 and tested positive on their arrival test

•        1 resident who arrived on Jet Blue B61731 from New York on August 14 and tested positive on their arrival test

•        2 residents who arrived on United Airlines UA 1985 on August 15 and tested positive on their arrival test

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

The additional 9 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.

Additionally, since the last update, there were 31 recoveries and 0 deaths.
There are 113 active cases, of which:
·         112 are under public health monitoring and
·         1 is in hospital in intensive care
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2715 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 2569 have recovered, and sadly 33 COVID related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:
·         42 are Imported
·         55 are classified as local transmission of which:
o   55 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o   0 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
·         16 are Under Investigation

Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:

•        Imported cases: 29 (69%) are fully vaccinated, and 13 (31%) are not vaccinated.
•        Local/Under Investigation cases: 18 (25%) are fully vaccinated, and 53 (75%) are not vaccinated.

•        Of the active cases by variant type: 0 are Alpha, 0 are Beta, 96 are Delta, 0 are Gamma, 0 are wildtype, 13 cannot be determined, and 4 are not available.

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
·         412 are Imported
·         2280 are classified as local transmission of which:
o   1783 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o   497 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
·         23 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 less than one (1).
Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.
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