Four new cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda were confirmed in the latest round of 946 test results as the number of active cases went down to 184, with seven patients in hospital battling the coronavirus, including two in intensive care.
A Ministry spokeswoman said: “Three of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases.
“The additional new case is classified as under investigation. This case is a resident with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.
“Additionally, since the last update, there were 16 recoveries and no deaths.”
Of the 184 active cases, 177 are under public health monitoring.
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,466 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 2,250 have recovered, and sadly 32 COVID related deaths,” the spokesperson added.
The source of all cases is as follows:
· 298 are Imported
· 1990 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 1579 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 411 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 178 are Under Investigation
Meanwhile, Health Minister Kim Wilson issued another reminder on the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme, which will be at Victor Scott Primary School, Glebe Road, on Sunday, May 16, from 10am – 2pm.
“There will be healthcare professionals on site to answer any questions that people may have,” she added.
“A mini-bus service will be available to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes after. Anyone wanting to use the service should call 533-5903 between 10 am and 1:30 pm.”
“As well, the vaccination team plan to go out again tomorrow morning to vaccinate those who have requested home visits in the east of the island from St David’s to Devonshire.”
“Anyone who feels they need a home visit for the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the Hotline at 444-2498 and select Option #2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and the team will arrange a visit in the coming weeks.
“Please remember that the vaccine is free to everyone.”
The next COVID-19 update will be on Monday, May 17.