Coronavirus Update 2 November 2022

02 November, 2022

“Sadly, there was another coronavirus-related death since our last update,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson. “I extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and loved ones of the deceased.”

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 3356 test results, and 88 were positive for the coronavirus.

These results are as below:

Date of Test

Positive Tests

Total Tests

Test Positivity

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8

449

1.8%

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

10

458

2.2%

Thursday, October 20, 2022

15

291

5.5%

Friday, October 21, 2022

8

299

2.7%

Saturday, October 22, 2022

4

236

1.7%

Sunday, October 23, 2022

8

499

1.6%

Monday, October 24, 2022

7

287

2.4%

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

6

192

3.1%

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

4

139

2.9%

Thursday, October 27, 2022

6

286

2.1%

Friday, October 28, 2022

5

102

4.9%

Saturday, October 29, 2022

2

11

18.2%

Sunday, October 30, 2022

0

11

0.0%

Monday, October 31, 2022

5

96

5.2%

35 of the new cases are classified as imported.

The additional 53 new cases are classified as either local transmission (32) or under investigation (21). 

There were 117 recoveries.

There are 35 active cases, of which:

·         32 are under public health monitoring; and

·         3 are in hospital with 0 in intensive care

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 18,428 coronavirus cases, out of which 18,244 have recovered, and sadly there have been 149 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

·         2 are Imported

·         19 are classified as local transmission

·         14 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

·         4,240 are Imported

·         14,147 are classified as local transmission of which:

o    6,000 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o    8,147 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

·         41 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 0.49.

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

“Our positive case numbers are quite low. However, this is most likely due to reduced COVID-19 testing in our community,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “I encourage anyone who suspects they are positive or have been a close contact, to get tested. We still must protect our community from spreading the virus and, more importantly, protect the most vulnerable from catching Covid.”

Minister Wilson is also reminding residents that the Pfizer-BioNTech original Adult formulation, Moderna Bivalent and Pfizer-BioNTech paediatric coronavirus vaccine and boosters are available through participating GP offices, Pharmacies and Pediatricians.

Minister Wilson said, “I strongly urge all eligible individuals to get the coronavirus vaccination and get boosted. Contact your GP or a participating pharmacy to make an appointment.”

Vaccines are offered to Bermuda’s residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Patients aged 5 to 11 are eligible for a 1st or 2nd dose only. The time between doses must be at least 21 days.
  • Patients aged 12 and above are eligible for 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. The time between the 1st and 2nd dose must be at least 21 days. The time between the 2nd dose and 3rd dose booster must be at least 5 months.
  • Residents 50 years or older, and immunocompromised residents are eligible for a 4th, or subsequent dose of the COVID-19 vaccine provided their 3rd dose or the previous dose was at least 5 months ago.
  • Health and essential care workers are eligible for a 4th or subsequent dose of the COVID-19 vaccine provided their 3rd dose or previous dose was at least 5 months ago

The following pharmacies will only offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines by appointment. No walk-in service is available.

  • City Pharmacy – They intend to open this Saturday, November 5. Call for an appointment 296-5511.
  • Hamilton Pharmacy – Starting November 8 and every Tuesday from 9-12. 292-7986
  • Diabetes Pharmacy – starting November 2 and every Wednesday from 9-11 297-8427
  • Somerset Pharmacy – Dates and times to be determined. 234-2484

To view a list of private healthcare providers offering the COVID-19 vaccine, go to https://bhec.bm/covid-testing-facilities/.

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