Health Ministry officials confirmed today that the number of active case of COVID-19 jumped to 36 after another 15 people tested positive in the latest round of 8,031 tests between Monday and Wednesday.

The good news – there are no patients in hospital with COVID-19.

According to the latest update released this morning, seven of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contacts, and two are under investigation.

The other six cases were imported from overseas, including a resident who arrived here on July 20 from Charlotte, North Carolina,  who tested positive on Day 8 and a visitor from New York , who arrived on July 22 who tested positive on Day 4.

A non-resident from Atlanta who arrived on July 25 also tested positive on their outbound test. And a resident who arrived here on Tuesday from Boston, with another visitor coming from Atlanta, who both tested positive on arrival.

Another visitor from Charlotte who arrived on Wednesday also tested positive on arrival.

A Health Ministry spokeswoman said four people have recovered to date, as the island’s death toll from COVID-19 remains at 33, bringing Bermuda’s total number of cases to 2,568.

The spokeswoman also noted that “local test results will be given in 24 hours minimum”.

“Please do not call and harass the testing team for results,” she added.

The Ministry also urged residents to wear masks, use good hand hygiene and maintain social distancing.

Information about vaccination is available online at the Government’s site here.