The Ministry of Health reported only four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the latest round of 1,212 test results as the number of active cases dropped to 85 with five patients in hospital and two in intensive care.
A Ministry spokeswoman said one of the new cases was a returning resident who arrived here from Atlanta on May 14 and tested positive on their Day 4 test.
The other three new cases were classified as on-island transmissions with known contacts.
Since the last update, there were 30 recoveries and no deaths.
Of the 85 active cases, 80 are under public health monitoring.
To date, Bermuda has recorded 2,483 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 2,366 have recovered, and sadly 32 COVID related deaths.
The source of all cases is as follows:
· 299 are Imported
· 2124 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 1666 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 458 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 60 are Under Investigation
Meanwhile, the mobile vaccination programme will be at TCD in Hamilton on Sunday, May 23 from 10am – 2pm.
Health Minister of Health, Kim Wilson said: “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.
“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 10.00 am and 1.30pm if you need a ride to one of the mobile vaccination sites.
“Anyone who feels they need a home visit for the COVID-19 vaccine, please email@example.com, or call the hotline 444-2498 and select Option #2, and the team will arrange a visit in the coming weeks,” she added.
“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”
For information regarding age distributions and overall transmission categories, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update.