A total of 18 positive new cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda were reported in the latest round of 1,925 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update.
According to a Ministry spokeswoman, seven of the 18 new cases reported were “classified as local transmission with know contact as associated with known cases” and are classified as follows:
- 1 non-resident who arrived on B6203 from Boston on 26 December 2020 and tested positive on their day 4 test
- 2 residents who arrived on BA2233 from London on 30 December 2020 and tested positive on their arrival test
- 1 non-resident who arrived via private jet on 27 December 2020 and tested positive on their day 4 test
- 3 residents who arrived on BA2233 from London on 23 December 2020 and tested positive on their day 8 test
“The additional 4 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days,” the Ministry spokeswoman added.
“Since the last update, 33 cases have recovered. Bermuda now has 622 total confirmed positive cases.”
There are 134 cases – their status is as follows:
- 131 are under public health monitoring and
- 3 are hospitalized with none in critical care
- a total of 478 have recovered, and
- the total deceased remains at 10
“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median: 40 years) and the age range is less than 1 year to greater than 100 years,” she added.
“The mean age of all currently active cases is 41 years (median: 40 years) and the age range is less than 5 years (age group: 1-4 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years).
“To protect privacy and confidentiality, age information will not be provided on the hospitalized cases.
“The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years (median: 77 years) and the age range is less than 60 years (age group: 50-59 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years).”
The source of all cases is as follows:
- 164 are Imported
- 373 are classified as local transmission of which
- 345 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
- 28 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 85 are Under Investigation
It was also noted that “as investigations proceed, transmission categories may change”.
This latest update has “one (1) case moving from under investigation to local transmission with unknown contact/source”.
The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1 (0.59) and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Kim Wilson said: “We are once again urging members of the public to please take the necessary precautions to protect you and your families.
“We have been made aware of some disturbing social activities over the New Year’s holiday that saw a significant number of individuals at a location who were not engaging in safe practices.
“Reckless behaviour such as this is unfortunate, and we understand that the Bermuda Police Service is investigating the incident.
“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of making sensible and responsible decisions. Please avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings. As a final reminder, group sizes are restricted to 10 persons.”