MDL Confirmed Delta Variant On Bermuda Shores

 MDL Confirmed Delta Variant On Bermuda Shores

The Ministry of Health received 1713 test results since the last update, and zero (0) were positive for COVID-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.0%.  Additionally, there were no recoveries and no deaths.

There are currently ten active cases, of which;

• Ten are under public health monitoring and;
• Zero are in the hospital.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2504 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2461 persons have recovered, and sadly, there were 33 COVID-related deaths.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         313 are Imported
·         2190 are classified as local transmission of which:
o   1682 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and
o   508 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source
·         1 is Under Investigation

For information regarding age distributions, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update.

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is less than one (1).
Bermuda’s current WHO country status has been upgraded to “Sporadic Cases”.

“Variant testing by MDL indicates that the delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India, has been identified in Bermuda,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “While we are still seeking confirmation of this preliminary finding, this variant was detected on arrival testing, with all isolation and contact tracing conducted as per standard protocols.”

“Bermuda, we must remain vigilant. This is a concerning variant, so please don’t think that because our restrictions are being relaxed, we can let our guard down.”

“If you are interested in getting vaccinated, we encourage you to register for an appointment by calling the Hotline at 444-2498 and select Option #2, or email vaccine@gov.bm. We are re-starting fist doses and, in due course, will begin walk-ins again.”

“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There is a wealth of information about the vaccines online at gov.bm.”
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