Coronavirus Update 22 June 2022

22 June, 2022

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4992 test results, and 195 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 4%. Testing numbers decreased by nearly 50%, partly related to the U.S. no longer requiring travellers to show proof of a negative Covid test before boarding flights to the country.

These results are from testing done on:

·         Tuesday: 37 positive out of 929 results (4.0% positivity)

·         Wednesday:  38 positive out of  850 results (4.5% positivity)

·         Thursday: 33 positive out of 1049 results (3.1% positivity)

·         Friday: 18 positive out of 1022 results (1.8% positivity)

·         Saturday: 23 positive out of 225 results (10.2% positivity)

·         Sunday: 22 positive out of 408 results (5.4% positivity)

·         Monday: 24 positive out of 509 results (4.7% positivity)

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

The additional 142 new cases are classified as either local transmission (55) or under investigation (87).

Additionally, there were 319 recoveries and no deaths.

There are 251 active cases, of which:

·         248 are under public health monitoring; and

·         3 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 15957 coronavirus cases, out of which 15568 have recovered, and sadly there have been 138 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

·         61 are Imported

·         69 are classified as local transmission

·         121 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

·         3129 are Imported

·         12259 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   5399 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   6860 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

·         569 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 0.62.

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

“Multiple European countries are experiencing a significant surge in new Covid-19 infections,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “With an increase in travel for locals and visitors, it is vital that we do not let our guard down.

“Follow public health guidance. Avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, ensure proper ventilation indoors and maintain physical distance. Get vaccinated or get the booster if eligible.”

The current supply of the COVID-19 vaccines expires at the end of June. There will not be a new supply of the vaccine until autumn. COVID-19 vaccines are currently available at the following locations.

·         Somerset pharmacy - call for appointments- 234-2484

·         Wee-Care Pediatrics - their patients and family members 12 yr and over as there are no more pediatric vaccines. Please call for an appointment – 296-3032.

·         Edgewood Pediatric Services for their patients and family members 12 and over as there are no more pediatric vaccines. Please call for an appointment – 295-8000.

·         Omni Medical - June 25 for the general public. Walk-ins are welcome. However, appointments are preferred. 236-3838.

·         Northshore Medical – Please call for an appointment – 293-5476.

·         Somers Medical Services/Dr Laura Murphy (for their patients only). Please call for an appointment – 295-1110.

·         Bermuda Healthcare Services/Dr Reddy. Please call for an appointment – 236-2810.

·         Bermuda Diabetes Association – 29th, 9 am – 12 noon. Open to the public. Please call for an appointment – 297-8427 or visit : www.diabetes.bm.

·         Hamilton Pharmacy, in collaboration with Helix Lab, June 23rd, 29th and 30th, 1 – 4 pm. Customers can book an appointment online at www.hamiltonpharmacy.bm

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