COVID-19 Daily Release 22 February 2021

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Good day.

The Ministry of Health received 1400 test results since the last update, and four were positive for COVID-19. All four new cases are imported cases from Bermuda residents returning to the Island. One new case is a resident who arrived on AA 308 from Miami on 6 February and tested positive on their day 14 test. The second new case is a resident who arrived on AA 308 from Miami on 14 February and tested positive on their day four test. The third new case is a resident who arrived on Jet Blue B62231 from New York on 16 February and tested positive on their day four test. The fourth new case is a resident who arrived on AA 308 from Miami on 18 February and tested positive on their arrival test.

Additionally, since the last update, there were two recoveries.

There are currently ten active cases, of which;

· Nine are under public health monitoring and;

· One is in the hospital, with none in critical care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 703 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 681 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median: 40 years) and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

The mean age of all currently active cases is 43 years (median: 41 years), and the ages range from less than 20 years (age group: 10-29 years) to greater than 70 years (age group: 70-79 years).

To protect privacy and confidentiality, age information will not be provided on the hospitalised cases.

The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years (median: 77 years) and the ages range from less than 60 years (age group: 50-59 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years).

The source of all cases is as follows:

· 209 are Imported

· 493 are classified as local transmission of which:

· 402 are Local transmission with known contact/source and 

· 91 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

· 1 is Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.  

Of the over 170,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years (median:  42 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than one, and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.

The Ministry of Health is reminding the public that we are in Phase 2 of the vaccination programme. 

“Phase 2 is for anyone 50 years or older, an essential traveller (medical or school travel), persons with heart disease, chronic kidney disease or diabetes, for example, as well as those with disabilities,” explained Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP.

“If you are in Phase 2, please register your interest by using our online form, which allows residents to register their interest easily, efficiently and conveniently.”

“Any residents who are in Phase 1A & 1B, and Phase 2, and are interested in getting the vaccine as soon as possible should go to https://forms.gov.bm/covidvaccine

“It is a short form, and the information you enter will be kept private. However, please remember that registering your interest does not guarantee you an appointment at this time. The vaccine is being allocated based on medical need. All submissions will be reviewed by our medical personnel and prioritised based on their assessments. Your submission will be kept on file, and you will be contacted as appointments become available.”

As well, the Vaccine Hotline hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 1:30 pm.”

 

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