Good news from the Ministry of Health with word that there were no new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in the latest round of 1,284 test results as the number of active cases dropped down to 31.

Additionally, a Ministry spokeswoman said there were five (5) recoveries and no deaths.

Of the 31 active cases, 29 are under public health monitoring and two (2) are in the hospital, with one (1) in intensive care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,491 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2,428 persons have recovered, and sadly, 32 COVID related deaths.”

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         303 are Imported

·         2,161 are classified as local transmission of which:

o    1,675 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o    486 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

·         27 are Under Investigation

Meanwhile, the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme moves to the National Sports Centre on Saturday, May 29 from 10am until 2pm.

“As well on Saturday, vaccine certificates will be provided to those who do not have internet access,” the spokeswoman added.

“Also, 300 free meals will be given away from the caterer Kenny’s Kitchen thanks to the generous donation of Red Laser Ltd. There will also be other participants, such as the Frontline Foundation and Auto Solutions, that will be joining Bermuda’s objective for community protection and will be giving out gift cards and vouchers to persons that get vaccinated.

“For those people who want to hear about the COVID-19 vaccine from a trusted source, we recommend the Close to Home programme as an ideal opportunity to learn more. There are doctors on site to answer any questions that you may have. You don’t need an appointment. You can just show up and roll up your sleeve.

“There is also a free mini-bus service to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes afterwards. Call 533-5903 between 10am and 1.30pm if you need a ride to one of the mobile vaccination sites.

“If you need assistance getting vaccinated or have questions, please contact vaccine@gov.bm or call the hotline 444-2498 and select Option #2. The Vaccine Call Centre is available from 8 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm. The Call Centre is closed on Sundays.”

The next COVID-19 Update press release will be Monday, May 31.

For information regarding age distributions, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update