The current World Health Organization risk assessment for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is very high risk globally. It is advised that all countries prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 in their communities. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy by practicing everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and covering coughs and sneezes. The World Health Organization has declared the current coronavirus situation as a pandemic. A pandemic is the increased and sustained transmission of a disease across many countries.
Surveillance for respiratory illness has been enhanced in collaboration with local public health partners. Persons with respiratory illness including fever and cough should call ahead and inform their health care provider of their travel history prior to attending for medical care.
Data as of 19th October 2021
Transmission Status of Confirmed Cases
|Local Transmission [Known contact/source]||2725|
|Local Transmission [Unknown contact/source]||1503|
Status of Confirmed Cases
Imported: Cases acquired outside of Bermuda.
Local transmission: Cases acquired within Bermuda
Under investigation: Type of transmission has not yet been determined. These cases are not imported and are likely the result of local transmission.
Recovered: Case has had no fever for at least 72 hours (3 days) without the use of fever-reducing medication, other symptoms have improved, at least 14 days have passed since onset of symptoms or testing date and there is laboratory confirmation of at least one negative result.
Deceased: Case has died without a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID disease (e.g. trauma) with no period of complete recovery from COVID-19 between illness and death.
Country status: Sporadic Cases
COVID-19 Reopening Indicators
Bermuda is monitoring critical indicators to see how we are doing in managing COVID-19. However, this process is currently under review.
1. Face mask wearing: HealthIQ Reports on observation of mask wearing –
2. Physical distancing: HealthIQ Reports on observation of 3 – 6ft physical distancing -
3. Adoption of Technology: Number of people participating in HealthIQ or Apps (public) -
4. Testing capacity: In stock of all lab consumables, reagents and kits plus enabling resources: staff & PPE
5. PPE supplies (critical): In stock of: surgical mask, N95 mask, gloves, gowns and face shields
6. Classification: WHO Country classification
7. Transmission: Proportion of cases able to be linked to known cases or clusters
8. Reproduction rate: Real time reproduction number average over last 7 days
9. Hospitalizations: New COVID-related hospitalizations
10. Critical care: COVID-related ICU cases
11. COVID-19 cases: Number of new cases per week
COVID-SIM is a planning tool for those who are concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the disease called COVID-19. It is NOT a tool to predict the exact course of the pandemic within a country.