April 1st Covid19 Vaccine Shots Will Be Available Through Physicians Offices

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 7351 test results, and 67 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 0.9%.

These results are from testing done on:

  • Sunday: 14 positive out of 2361 results (0.6% positivity)
  • Monday: 29 positive out of 2499 results (1.2% positivity)
  • Tuesday: 24 positive out of 2491 results (1.0% positivity)

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

The additional 57 new cases are classified as either local transmission (21) or under investigation (45).

Additionally, there were 54 recoveries and 0 deaths.

There are 217 active cases, of which:

  • 212 are under public health monitoring; and
  • 5 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 11490 coronavirus cases, out of which 11150 have recovered, and sadly there have been 123 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 32 are Imported
  • 80 are classified as local transmission
  • 105 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 2273 are Imported
  • 8779 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   4131 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   4648 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

  • 438 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 .79.

Since January 11th, 2021, Bermuda residents have received a total of 124,342 vaccinations.

Of the 124,342 vaccinations given as of February 19th, 2022:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

86.9% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.6% are fully immunized.

To date, 73.3% of the population has been vaccinated (1 dose), and 72.0% of the population has been immunized (2 doses).

Additionally, 71.1% of those eligible for a booster have received their booster.

“I encourage everyone eligible for a first, second or booster jab to get it before March 31st, when the Pier-6 clinic will close permanently,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP.

“After March 31st, the Covid-19 vaccine will be available through physicians’ offices, and we are working on making it available at participating pharmacies as well.”

Pier 6 is accepting appointments and walk-in. Their hours of operation are 2 – 6 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 2 pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.

Minister Wilson added: “Employers can welcome employees back to work from the office. As employees return to work, the Ministry of Health encourages employers to institute a regular antigen testing regime so that employees know their status.

“The Ministry of Health continues to strongly encourage everyone to ‘know your status’. Take advantage of occupational testing where it is offered, use home antigen tests or make an appointment at a community site.

“The Ministry of Health is also reminding businesses that contact tracing must continue in venues where is it required; restaurants, bars, gyms, spas, etc.

“Everyone must be responsible and take action to stay safe. Avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Continue to follow Public Health guidance, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, ensure that you have proper ventilation indoors and maintain physical distance.”

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