Monkeypox Vaccine Highly Unlikly For Bermuda Anytime Soon Says Kim Wilson

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4023 test results, and 109 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 3%.

These results are from testing done on:

  • Tuesday: 17 positive out of 883 results (1.7% positivity)
  • Wednesday:  26 positive out of  710 results (3.7% positivity)
  • Thursday: 13 positive out of 526 results (2.5% positivity)
  • Friday: 16 positive out of 501 results (3.2% positivity)
  • Saturday: 11 positive out of 283 results (3.9% positivity)
  • Sunday: 15 positive out of 600 results (2.5% positivity)
  • Monday: 13 positive out of 520 results (2.5% positivity)

56 of the new cases are classified as imported.

The additional 53 new cases are classified as either local transmission (13) or under investigation (40).

Additionally, there were 134 recoveries.

There are 121 active cases, of which:

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

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 17785 coronavirus cases, out of which 17516 have recovered, and sadly there have been 148 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 58 are Imported
  • 14 are classified as local transmission
  • 49 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 3872 are Imported
  • 13735 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   5881 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   7854 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

  • 178 are Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. For age distributions and overall transmission categories, please refer to The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is 0.43.

For information regarding other conditions being reported to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, please refer to

Minister of Health Kim Wilson, JP, MP, advised: “Our active Covid-19 cases remain manageable. However, the Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit continues to receive reports of Fever and Respiratory Symptoms (COVID-19, common cold, adenovirus, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)), and Gastroenteritis (E. coli, salmonella, C.diffile). They have also received increased reports of Fever and Rash (Chickenpox). If you are unwell, regardless of being negative for the coronavirus, stay at home until you get well.

“Additionally, we have been asked about the Monkeypox vaccine. The Ministry of Health is working with Government House and the United States Consulate to source vaccines and antivirals for Monkeypox. Given the worldwide scarcity of these vaccines and antivirals, we will not likely get a supply soon.”

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