Five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the latest round of 682 test results received by the Ministry of Health on December 2, bringing the total number of active cases to 47.

Two of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:

  • Two (2) residents, both asymptomatic, who arrived on DL 584  from Atlanta on November 17, 2020 and tested positive on their Day 14 test, having been under quarantine as close flight contacts with confirmed cases on the same flight

Two of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact with details as follows:

  • Two (2) residents who were under quarantine as close contacts of known cases, both asymptomatic

One of the new cases is classified as under investigation. This case is a symptomatic resident with no identified links to travel or other known cases or clusters

Bermuda now has 272 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

·         there are 47 active cases, of which

·         46 are under public health monitoring, and

·         One is hospitalized. None are in critical care

·         a total of 216 have recovered, and

·         the total deceased remains 9

The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 51 years and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 0 to 101 years.

To protect privacy and confidentiality, the age of the hospitalized case will not be provided.

The average age of all deceased cases is 74 years and the age range is 57 to 91 years.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         126 are Imported

·         116 are Local transmission, with known contact/source

·         21 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source, and

·         9 are under investigation

It should be noted that as investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is greater than 1  (1.13) and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.

The Ministry of Health would like to restate that if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 then please contact your doctor; do not self-diagnose.