Coronavirus Update 8 June 2022

08 June, 2022

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 9203 test results, and 343 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 4%.

These results are from testing done on:

·Tuesday: 74 positive out of 1711 results (4.3% positivity)

·Wednesday:  44 positive out of  1337 results (3.3% positivity)

·Thursday: 57 positive out of 1548 results (3.7% positivity)

·Friday: 42 positive out of 1465 results (2.9% positivity)

·Saturday: 37 positive out of 918 results (4.0% positivity)

·Sunday: 40 positive out of 1007 results (4.0% positivity)

·Monday: 49 positive out of 1217 results (4.1% positivity)

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

The additional 260 new cases are classified as either local transmission (82) or under investigation (178). 

Additionally, there were 339 recoveries and no deaths.

There are 389 active cases, of which:

·380 are under public health monitoring; and

·9 are in hospital, with 1 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 15428 coronavirus cases, out of which 14901 have recovered, and sadly there have been 138 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

·93 are Imported

·92 are classified as local transmission

·204 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

·3002 are Imported

·11769 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   5265 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   6504 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

·657 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 0.71.

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

The Ministry is reminding persons wishing to get vaccinated that Bermuda’s current supply of the Pfizer vaccine expires at the end of June. It is available to all those over the age of 50 whose last dose was at least five months ago. To get vaccinated, you can visit participating pharmacies or doctor’s offices. Ask your doctor’s office about COVID19 vaccinations.

To view a list of private health care providers offering the COVID-19 vaccine, go to https://bhec.bm/covid-testing-facilities/

The Ministry is aware a number of people are waitlisted to receive their vaccination at the Hamilton Health Clinic, and are unlikely to get an appointment before the supply of vaccine expires. To assist, the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has agreed to stand up a ‘pop up’ vaccine clinic to accommodate those on the Clinic’s waitlist. If you are on the waitlist and have not yet registered to receive the vaccine, please register at https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/. Any person interested in receiving the vaccine must also register online. The details of the BHB ‘pop up’ clinic will be released shortly.

Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, said, “Visitors who are unvaccinated and have a medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines can apply for a medical exemption. The traveller must submit a letter from a licensed physician documenting the medical contraindication and apply for a Travel Authorisation at least 10 days before their planned arrival in Bermuda. The guidelines for unvaccinated visitors can be found here: https://www.gov.bm/are-you-unimmunised.

“Unvaccinated residents, 12 years and over, must fill out a Travel Authorisation and have a COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before arrival. They will be required to have a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 4 days, take a PCR test on day 4 and a supervised antigen test on day 10.

“The coronavirus continues to be very prevalent in our community. It’s easy to become complacent, but we must remain vigilant. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. And if you test positive, please stay home.”

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