Sadly, Bermuda recorded another COVID-related death, ironically, on the same day COVID restrictions were lifted.
This latest death brings the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus to 152.
Health Minister Kim Wilson extended sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased.
Since the last update, the Ministry has received 1,076 test results and 56 were positive for the coronavirus.
The results are as follows:
|Date of Test||Positive Tests||Total Tests||Test Positivity|
|Tuesday, November 15, 2022||5||136||3.7%|
|Wednesday, November 16, 2022||4||92||4.3%|
|Thursday, November 17, 2022||11||169||6.5%|
|Friday, November 18, 2022||8||28||28.6%|
|Saturday, November 19, 2022||1||2||50.0%|
|Sunday, November 20, 2022||3||6||50.0%|
|Monday, November 21, 2022||1||114||0.9%|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2022||2||125||1.6%|
|Wednesday, November 23, 2022||3||87||3.4%|
|Thursday, November 24, 2022||1||210||0.5%|
|Friday, November 25, 2022||10||40||25.0%|
|Saturday, November 26, 2022||1||8||12.5%|
|Sunday, November 27, 2022||1||3||33.3%|
|Monday, November 28, 2022||5||56||8.9%|
Of the new cases, 36 are classified as local transmission and 20 are classified as under investigation.
There were 54 recoveries and sadly one death.
There are 24 active cases, of which:
- 20 are under public health monitoring; and
- 4 are in hospital with 0 in intensive care
The source of all active cases is as follows:
- 13 are classified as local transmission
- 11 are Under Investigation
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 18,519 coronavirus cases, out of which 18,343 have recovered, and sadly there have been 152 coronavirus-related deaths.
The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
- 4,240 are Imported
- 14,243 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 6,056 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
- 8,187 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 36 are Under Investigation
Minister Wilson said: “As of today, November 30, all mask mandates and border controls related to COVID-19 will end. We have had an extraordinary 32 months of navigating through the pandemic. We have seen our share of losses. And we have also seen tremendous courage. We cannot help but reflect on the resilience and dedication of all those who helped keep us safe during the throes of the pandemic. As a country we are grateful to our frontline workers, our healthcare workers, the Police, Bermuda Regiment, Fire Officers, grocery store and pharmacy workers, teachers, gas station attendants, charities and so many other workers who have sacrificed so much for Bermuda.”
Minister Wilson added: “But even as we hit this milestone day, I want to stress that with the eased restrictions, there’s more travel and more social engaging. So, I am still urging the public to please be responsible. We expect that there will be several holiday events taking place over the next few weeks. And we are still recommending people with medical vulnerabilities to continue to wear masks if physical distancing cannot be maintained, as the virus can spread in crowded settings.
“We are also still encouraging persons to wear masks in clinical and medical areas. And I urge people to please keep rapid antigen tests available and use them regularly. Most importantly, if you are feeling unwell, stay home. Even as we continue to move beyond the pandemic and learn to live with COVID, we must all continue to do our part to protect our community from spreading the virus.
“If persons want to protect themselves, please know that the Pfizer-BioNTech original Adult formulation, Moderna Bivalent and Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric coronavirus vaccine and boosters are still available through participating GP offices, Pharmacies and Pediatricians.”