“I am saddened to report that we had two more coronavirus-related deaths since our update last Wednesday,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “I extend sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.”
Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 9924 test results, and 190 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 2.0%.
These results are from testing done from Tuesday 5 April through Monday 11 April:
- Tuesday: 28 positive out of 908 results (3.1% positivity)
- Wednesday: 24 positive out of 808 results (3.0% positivity)
- Thursday: 20 positive out of 1102 results (1.8% positivity)
- Friday: 25 positive out of 1750 results (1.4% positivity)
- Saturday: 25 positive out of 2012 results (1.1% positivity)
- Sunday: 31 positive out of 1703 results (1.8% positivity)
- Monday: 37 positive out of 1641 results (2.0% positivity)
56 of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.
The additional 134 new cases are classified as either local transmission (50) or under investigation (84).
Additionally, there were 201 recoveries.
There are 207 active cases, of which:
- 204 are under public health monitoring; and
- 3 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 12901 coronavirus cases, out of which 12563 have recovered, and sadly there have been 131 coronavirus-related deaths.
The source of all active cases is as follows:
- 63 are Imported
- 64 are classified as local transmission
- 80 are Under Investigation
The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
- 2458 are Imported
- 10104 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 4621 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 5483 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 339 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 .66.
Since 11 January, 2021, Bermuda residents have received a total of 129,924 vaccinations.
Of the 129,924 vaccinations given as of 30 March, 2022:
- 52% are women and,
- 48% are men
87.0% of all residents over 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.7% are fully immunised.
To date, 75.6% of the population has been vaccinated (1 dose), and 74.0% of the population has been immunised (2 doses).
72.6% of those eligible for a booster have received their booster, and 7.0% of those with a booster have received a second booster dose.
“I want to remind everyone that the COVID-19 vaccine is very safe and very good at preventing serious illness, hospitalisation and in most cases, preventing deaths due to COVID-19,” said Minister Wilson.
“The COVID-19 vaccine remains our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus. If you want to be vaccinated, please register your interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines. The Crisson building on Front Street across from the #5 car park is open for vaccinations until 29 April, Monday – Fridayonly.
“COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at the Hamilton Health Centre, 67 Victoria Street, every Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm. These vaccinations are by appointment only, with no walk-ins. You can get your 1st, 2nd or 3rddose. Call 332-8906 for assistance in scheduling an appointment, or you can book online at www.gov.bm/vaccines.
Our vaccination centers will be closed over the Easter weekend but will re-open on Monday, 18 April.
“Everyone should continue to take personal responsibility to avoid catching COVID. 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.”