Another Covid Related Death Recorded Today

 Another Covid Related Death Recorded Today

“I am sad to report today that Bermuda has recorded another coronavirus related death since our last update,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.”

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 5051 test results, and 100 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 2.0%.
These results are from testing done on:
§ Wednesday: 41 positive out of 1201 results (3.4% positivity)
§ Thursday: 23 positive out of 1400 results (1.6% positivity)
§ Friday: 21 positive out of 1296 results (1.6% positivity)
§ Saturday: 15 positive out of 1154 results (1.3% positivity)

11 of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.
The additional 89 new cases are classified as either local transmission (38) or under investigation (51).
Additionally, there were 165 recoveries.

There are 206 active cases, of which:
· 198 are under public health monitoring; and
· 8 are in hospital, with 1 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 11246 coronavirus cases, out of which 10919 have recovered, and sadly there have been 121 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:
· 27 are Imported
· 81 are classified as local transmission
· 98 are Under Investigation

Information regarding active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type is unavailable.

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
· 2232 are Imported
· 7868 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 4048 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 3820 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 1146 are Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. For 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 0.63.

“As a reminder, restaurants, bars and clubs must remember that they are restricted to seated service only, and there is still a requirement to collect contact tracing information,” said Minister Wilson.

“The coronavirus has not gone away. Things are improving, but to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, we should increase fresh air ventilation wherever possible indoors and avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Continue to follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and maintain physical distance.”

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