Coronavirus Update 3 August 2022

03 August, 2022

“I am sad to report that Bermuda has had another four Coronavirus-related deaths,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “I extend sincere condolences to the family and friends who recently lost a loved one in the circumstances related to this coronavirus. You are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4376test results, and 163 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 4%.

These results are from testing done on:

• Tuesday: 37 positive out of 912 results (4.1% positivity)

• Wednesday:  20 positive out of  566 results (3.5% positivity)

• Thursday: 13 positive out of 316 results (4.1% positivity)

• Friday: 12 positive out of 523 results (2.3% positivity)

• Saturday: 20 positive out of 517 results (3.9% positivity)

• Sunday: 24 positive out of 849 results (2.8% positivity)

• Monday: 38 positive out of 691 results (5.4% positivity)

69 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 (72) or under investigation (22).  

Additionally, there were 226 recoveries.

There are 196 active cases, of which:

• 188 are under public health monitoring; and

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

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 17356coronavirus cases, out of which 17012 have recovered, and sadly there have been 148 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

• 79 are Imported

• 77 are classified as local transmission 

• 40 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

• 3680 are Imported

• 13402 are classified as local transmission of which:

o 5768 are Local transmission with known contact/source and 

o 7634 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

• 274 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.

Minister Wilson said. “Please remember that living safely with COVID means we must continue to follow public health guidance. We are not out of the woods yet with this pandemic. To avoid getting infected, wear a face mask and wash and sanitise your hands regularly. Maintain a 6ft physical distance from others.

“Importantly, ensure there is proper ventilation when you are indoors. Fresh air ventilation is essential for any building or internal space and protects all of us from infections such as COVID. Increase fresh air ventilation wherever possible when indoors.”

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