Seven Days Without A Positive Coronavirus Case

 Seven Days Without A Positive Coronavirus Case

The Ministry of Health received 1210 test results since the last update, and none were positive for COVID-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.0%.

Additionally, there were seven (7) recoveries and no deaths.

There are currently ten (10) active cases, of which;

• Nine (9) are under public health monitoring and;
• One in the hospital, with none in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2494 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2451 persons have recovered, and sadly, 33 COVID related deaths.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         305 are Imported
·         2174 are classified as local transmission of which:
o   1679 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and
o   495 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source
·         15 are 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 .28.

Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.

“Time is running out for anyone who wants to get the Phizer vaccine,” said Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Minister of Health. “Bermuda’s current supplies of Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines expire on June 30, and the Pfizer vaccine requires three weeks between doses. This means the last, first dose can be given on June 8, which is just four days away.”

“To be sure you can receive two (2) doses of the Pfizer vaccine, please either register for an appointment at gov.bm or attend the walk-in facility at the Bermuda College, the hospital or the Close to Home mobile vaccination site.”

The next Close to Home mobile vaccinations will be at Victor Scott Primary School on Sunday, June 6, from 10 am – 2 pm. On June 8, it will be at Penno’s Wharf from 10 am – 2 pm and on June 10 at the Fairmont Southampton, from 10 am – 2 pm.

At the Close to Home mobile vaccination sites, there will be doctors on site to answer any questions you have, and you don’t need an appointment. You can just show up and roll up your sleeve.

We recommend the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme as an ideal opportunity to learn more for those people who want to hear about the COVID-19 vaccine from a trusted source.

If you need a free ride to the Close to Home mobile vaccinations sites, call 533-5903 between 10.00 am and 1.30 pm. Mini-buses are available to take you there and bring you back home.

The Bermuda College Vaccination Centre is holding a Jab and Jam event on Saturday June 5, from 10 am – 6 pm. There will be music, food, fun, and lots of giveaways. I encourage anyone who wants to get vaccinated to attend this event at Bermuda College this Saturday.

The Bermuda College Vaccination Centre is open Monday – Friday (from now until June from 9 am – 1 pm.

The Hospital Vaccination Centre is open on Saturday, and Sunday the 5th and 6th of June for Walk-ins from 8 am – 6 pm, and for scheduled appointments from 8 am – 8 pm. They will also be open on Monday and Tuesday 7th and 8th of June for Walk-ins, and scheduled appointments are available from 8 am-8 pm.

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 WeHealthBermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
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