The Ministry of Health confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda – all locally transmitted with known contacts, in the latest round of 447 test results.
Since the last update, there were 14 recoveries and no deaths.
A spokeswoman said: “There are 417 active cases, of which 401 are under public health monitoring and 16 are in hospital with three in intensive care.
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,427 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1,980 have recovered, and sadly 30 COVID related deaths.
The source of all cases is as follows:
· 294 are Imported
· 1,702 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 1,437 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 265 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 431 are Under Investigation
Meanwhile the ‘Close to Home’ mobile vaccination programme moves to Sandys Secondary Middle School on Thursday, May 6, from 10am until 2pm.
Health Minister Kim Wilson, added: “On Saturday, 8 May, it will move to the National Sports Centre in Devonshire, from 10am – 2pm.
“This drive/walkthrough site is for residents who have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, do not have access to the internet and prefer to register in person or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Doctors are on-site to answer any questions.
“Free bus service will be available on Thursday, May 6 from 9:30am to 2pm for anyone who lives in Somerset and wants to get the COVID-19 vaccine at Sandys Secondary Middle School.
“The service will stop to pick up passengers at bus stops on the following route: starting from Sandys Secondary Middle School, turning right onto East Shore Road, continuing down Sound View Road, taking a right onto Middle Road, then right onto Scott’s Hill Road and back to Sandys Secondary Middle School. The bus will run every 15 minutes between 9:30am and 2pm, with the last bus leaving the school at 2:15pm.
“We are also offering free public bus transportation for the walk-in vaccinations at the Bermuda College Vaccination Centre on Wednesday, May 5; Thursday, May 6; and Friday, May 7. This service is available for the following three areas: 1) Glebe Road (Pond Hill), Friswell’s Hill, near St Monica’s Mission, and Government Gate; 2) Cedar Park, Frog Lane, and Palmetto Road; or 3) North Shore near Dock Hill, Grace Church, and First Church of God.
“One bus will leave from the top of Glebe Road (outside of Pembroke Seventh Day Adventist Church); another from Prospect Primary School; and a third will run along North Shore Road (servicing the four inbound bus stops with the pink pole from Dock HilI to Docking Stool East, next to Clarke’s Lane).
“Buses will leave each day at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm. Once you have had your shot, the bus will return you to the bus stop at which you were picked up.”
In closing, the Minister said: “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.
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