Coronavirus Update 10 August 2022

10 August, 2022

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 3973 test results, and 200 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 5%.

These results are from testing done on:

  • Tuesday: 36 positive out of 823 results (4.4% positivity)
  • Wednesday:  37 positive out of  740 results (5.0% positivity)
  • Thursday: 23 positive out of 499 results (4.6% positivity)
  • Friday: 33 positive out of 534 results (6.2% positivity)
  • Saturday: 16 positive out of 340 results (4.7% positivity)
  • Sunday: 26 positive out of 552 results (4.7% positivity)
  • Monday: 29 positive out of 486 results (6.0% positivity)

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

The additional 116 new cases are classified as either local transmission (51) or under investigation (65).  

Additionally, there were 158 recoveries.

There are 238 active cases, of which:

•         232 are under public health monitoring; and

•         6 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 17556 coronavirus cases, out of which 17170 have recovered, and sadly there have been 148 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

•         99 are Imported

•         67 are classified as local transmission

•         72 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 3764 are Imported
  • 13577 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 5845 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 7732 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 215 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 0.64.

For information regarding other conditions being reported to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/health-information.

Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, said “Continue to follow public health guidance. Wear a face mask and wash and sanitise your hands regularly. Maintain a 6ft physical distance from others.

“Importantly, ensure there is proper ventilation when you are indoors.

Fresh air ventilation is essential for any building or internal space and protects all of us from infections such as COVID. Increase fresh air ventilation wherever possible when indoors.”

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