Bermuda sadly recorded another two deaths due to COVID with the Ministry of Health confirming that the death toll moved up 98 last night.
While extending heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, Health Minister Kim Wilson said the Ministry received 5,022 test results since the last update and 13 were positive.
Three of the new cases were classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days. The additional ten new cases were classified as either local transmission or remain under investigation.
There are currently 127 active cases, of which 106 are under public health monitoring and 21 are in hospital, with seven in intensive care.
There were two hospital admissions for COVID since Wednesday with one discharge.
To date, Bermuda has recorded 5,625 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 5,400 have recovered, and sadly 98 COVID related deaths.
The source of all active cases is as follows:
· 19 are Imported
· 55 are classified as local transmission
· 53 are Under Investigation
Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:
· Imported cases: 95% are fully vaccinated, and 5% are not vaccinated
· Local/Under Investigation cases: 29% are fully vaccinated, and 71% are not vaccinated
· Variant typing is not available at this time due to the prioritisation of test results.
The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
· 647 are Imported
· 4499 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 2854 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 1637 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 487 are Under Investigation
Starting today, Tuesday, October 26, COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at the Hamilton Health Centre, 67 Victoria Street, every Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm.
These vaccinations are by appointment only, no walk-ins. You can get your 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Call 332-8906 for assistance in scheduling an appointment, or you can book online at
“I encourage anyone who wants to get vaccinated to register their interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccine remains our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus. It will decrease symptoms and severe illness and, in most cases, prevent death,” said Ms Wilson.
“This week, there is also a second vaccination centre at the National Sports Centre for those eligible for the booster dose, Monday – Friday, 12pm -6:30 pm.
“Those 65 and over, as well as pregnant women who have had their second dose at least six months prior, are eligible to make their own appointments. To book your own booster appointment, please visitor click the link at the top of gov.bm that says ‘Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment’. Those persons who are not in the above eligibility category, will be unable to book an appointment at this time.”
For persons who do not have access to the internet or need assistance in making appointments, please call the Vaccine Centre on 444-2498-option #2, where the team will assist with booking an appointment. You can also contact your doctor for assistance.
Minister Wilson concluded: “On another note, we will be receiving our flu vaccines in mid-November and will have our flu drives in central, western and eastern ends of the island. Remember, the flu shot does not protect you against COVID, and the COVID shot does not protect you against the flu.
“Everyone must do their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”