Coronavirus Update 28 September 2022

28 September, 2022

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2701 test results, and 32 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 1%.

These results are from testing done on:

·Tuesday: 2 positive out of 653 results (0.3% positivity)

· Wednesday:  5 positive out of  491 results (1.0% positivity)

·Thursday: 5 positive out of 298 results (1.7% positivity)

·Friday: 0 positive out of 11 results (0.0% positivity)

·Saturday: 5 positive out of 374 results (1.3% positivity)

·Sunday: 6 positive out of 356 results (1.7% positivity)

·Monday: 9 positive out of 518 results (1.7% positivity)

20 of the new cases are classified as imported.

The additional 12 new cases are classified as either local transmission (5) or under investigation (7).  

Additionally, there were 47 recoveries and 0 deaths.

There are 37 active cases, of which:

·37 are under public health monitoring; and

·0 are in hospital

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 18154 coronavirus cases, out of which 17969 have recovered, and sadly there have been 148 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

·25 are Imported

·5 are classified as local transmission

·7 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

·4092 are Imported

·14008 are classified as local transmission of which:

o    5937 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o    8071 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

·54 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 0.32.

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 is reminding the public that as our number of positive cases decreases, we must still be cautious and safe. 

Minister Wilson said, "We must act responsibly and protect ourselves and others. Continue to practice good hand hygiene and physical distancing. Stay at home if you are sick, avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings, and take a risk-based approach to mass gatherings.”

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