Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 6674 test results, and 20 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 0.3%.
These results are from testing done on:
· Sunday: 4 positive out of 1526 results (0.3% positivity)
· Monday: 10 positive out of 1909 results (0.5% positivity)
· Tuesday: 5 positive out of 1764 results (0.3% positivity)
· Wednesday: 1 positive out of 1475 results (0.1% positivity)
7 of the new cases are classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days.
The additional 13 new cases are classified as either local transmission (10) or under investigation (3).
Additionally, since the last update, there have been 24 recoveries and 0 deaths.
There are 58 active cases, of which:
· 54 are under public health monitoring and
· 4 are in hospital, with 1 in intensive care
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 5708 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 5544 have recovered, and sadly 106 COVID related deaths.
The source of all active cases is as follows:
· 14 are Imported
· 35 are classified as local transmission
· 9 are Under Investigation
Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:
· Imported cases: 93% are fully vaccinated, and 7% are not vaccinated
· Local/Under Investigation cases: 23% are fully vaccinated, and 77% are not vaccinated
· Of the active cases where typing is available, 100% are Delta.
The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
· 679 are Imported
· 5004 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 3072 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 1944 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 13 are Under Investigation
As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. For information regarding 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 0.73. Bermuda's current country status is Community Transmission. Community transmission is characterised by an increased incidence of locally acquired, widely dispersed cases, with many cases not linked to specific clusters.
"The COVID-19 vaccine remains our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus,” reminded Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “It will decrease symptoms and severe illness and, in most cases, prevent death.
“Booster vaccines are available for those 50 and older, healthcare workers, essential and critical service workers who have had a second dose at least six months prior. Employment proof of ID must be presented when you attend your appointment.
“All those with chronic conditions between the ages of 12 and 49, who had a second dose at least six months prior are also eligible for the booster. Pregnant women who have had a second dose at least six months prior can also make an appointment for a booster.
“To book a booster vaccine appointment, visit gov.bm and select “Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment. Call the Vaccination Hotline at 444 2498 (option #2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns or are simply afraid to get the vaccine. If you are not eligible, do not book an appointment as you run the risk of being turned away at the vaccination location.
Everyone must do their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Avoid the three "Cs": closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.