Coronavirus Update 26 July 2022

26 July, 2022

“Unfortunately, Bermuda has had another two coronavirus-related deaths,” said Acting Minister of Health, Jason Hayward. “This is sad news, and I extend sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased.”

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4146 test results, and 205 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 5%.

These results are from testing done on:

·Tuesday: 32 positive out of 888 results (3.6% positivity) 

·Wednesday:  39 positive out of  707 results (5.5% positivity) 

·Thursday: 32 positive out of 716 results (4.5% positivity) 

·Friday: 24 positive out of 502 results (4.8% positivity) 

·Saturday: 14 positive out of 307 results (4.7% positivity) 

·Sunday: 38 positive out of 502 results (7.7% positivity) 

·Monday: 25 positive out of 525 results (4.7% positivity)

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

The additional 94 new cases are classified as either local transmission (59) or under investigation (35). 

Additionally, there were 247 recoveries.

There are 263 active cases, of which:

•        247 are under public health monitoring; and

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

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 17,193 coronavirus cases, out of which 16,786 have recovered, and sadly there have been 144 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

•        141 are Imported

•        67 are classified as local transmission

•        55 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

•        3613 are Imported

•        13,238 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   5710 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   7528 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

•        342 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 0.43.

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

“Please remember that Covid-19 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which the World Health Organisation has reconfirmed”, said Acting Minister of Health, Hayward.

“Over the Cup Match weekend, please follow the following advice to reduce the possibility of getting infected with the coronavirus.

“Wash or sanitise your hands regularly. If possible, maintain physical distance from others, especially if they have cold-like symptoms. You should hold events outside or, if held inside, try to ensure it is a well-ventilated space. Please take an antigen test before going to Cup Match or any other event, especially if you have any symptoms (sore throat, body aches and headaches, and, also, blocked or runny nose, cough, hoarse voice, sneezing, fatigue and muscle aches).

“If you choose to do so, wear a quality, well-fitted mask for extra protection. Event organisers should have hand sanitiser available for patrons. Stay home if you test positive or if you have symptoms. Have a wonderful, COVID-safe Cup Match Holiday weekend.”

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