Coronavirus Update 21 September 2022

21 September, 2022

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 3007 test results, and 45 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 1%.

These results are from testing done on:

·         Tuesday: 20 positive out of 726 results (2.8% positivity)

·         Wednesday:  2 positive out of  430 results (0.5% positivity)

·         Thursday: 1 positive out of 380 results (0.3% positivity)

·         Friday: 4 positive out of 454 results (0.9% positivity)

·         Saturday: 7 positive out of 239 results (2.9% positivity)

·         Sunday: 6 positive out of 440 results (1.4% positivity)

·         Monday: 5 positive out of 338 results (1.5% positivity)

25 of the new cases are classified as imported.

The additional 20 new cases are classified as either local transmission (6) or under investigation (14). 

 Additionally, there were 62 recoveries and 0 deaths.

There are 52 active cases, of which:

•        46 are under public health monitoring; and

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

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 18,122 coronavirus cases, out of which 17,922 have recovered, and sadly there have been 148 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

·         27are Imported

·         6 are classified as local transmission

·         19 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

•        4072 are Imported

•        13,977 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   5932 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   8045 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

•        73 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 0.48.

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

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street has relocated its services temporarily to the 3rd Floor, Reid Hall, 3 Reid Street, Hamilton. All services are by appointment only.

 

Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, said: “As the Hamilton Health Centre undergoes repairs, the Department of Health has relocated some teams and services to better service our clients.”

 

Oral Health is available at the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street and can be reached for an appointment at 278-6440.

 

For more information or to book an appointment, call:

•     Adult Preventive Health Services: 278-6470 or 332-8902

•     Sexual and Reproductive Health: 332-8895

•     Child Health, Travel Health, Vaccinations: 278-6460 or 332-8906

•     CDC: 332-8881

•     St Georges Dental Clinic: 297-1932

Beginning Monday, September 26th, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech-Language and Hearing Services will resume operation out of the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street and can be reached on 278-6427.

 

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