Health Information

The Health Information on this page is provided by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit helps to manage and monitor the status of health in Bermuda by:

  • Regularly recording, interpreting, and reporting data that reflect the health of our community;
  • Reviewing health problems and outbreaks; this includes chronic diseases, injuries, and social factors that influence health status
  • Detecting and monitoring epidemics and public health emergencies.
  • Providing health information upon request in a variety of formats. 

Local Alerts:

Updated 21 February 2024

The Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit continues to receive reports of Fever and Respiratory (COVID-19, common cold, human metapneumovirus, influenza, seasonal coronavirus, strep throat, RSV), Fever and Rahs (Shingles), and Gastroenteritis (Campylobacter, E.coli, salmonella).

 All persons who are sick with influenza and COVID-19 symptoms should isolate from others until symptoms have improved and they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. All persons who are experiencing severe illness should contact their healthcare provider or seek emergency services. 

International alerts:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In May 2023, WHO declared that COVID-19 is now an established and ongoing health issue which no longer constitutes a PHEIC. Bermuda, along with other countries is transitioning to managing COVID-19 similarly to other diseases.

All persons who are sick with fever and respiratory symptoms should isolate from others until symptoms have improved and they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. If you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms, take a home antigen test or contact a healthcare provider to get tested.

Persons who have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, should isolate for a minimum of 5 days from the date of the positive test.

Contacts of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 should monitor their health for symptoms and test for a minimum of 5 days from the date of last exposure.

A healthcare provider can be contacted for additional guidance.

Additional precautions may be required in certain settings, including, but not limited to, schools, long term care facilities, etc.

Bermuda COVID-19 Update

Mpox (monkeypox)

In July 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Mpox as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In May 2023, WHO declared that Mpox no longer met the criteria for a PHEIC.

For frequently asked questions about monkeypox visit the World Health Organization website and review our local Mpox FAQs video or flyer.

A healthcare provider can be contacted for additional guidance.

Surveillance Manuals and Guidelines 

Reporting Forms

Surveillance Summaries

Reports

For additional reports and health information, visit the Ministry of Health Health Library

The following reports from the Department of Statistics also contain health information:

The Department of National Drug Control produces Substance Abuse Statistics and Reports which also contain health information.

The Registry General produces an annual report including information on births and deaths.

The Bermuda Police Service produces reports on Crime Statistics including road traffic collisions and crimes against the person. 

The Family Centre has produced a report on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Bermuda.

Posters

Requests

If you are seeking a presentation on the Island’s data and information, or there is data you are seeking, which is not available here, please complete the appropriate request form: