The Ministry of Health reported no new cases in the the latest round of 1,193 test results received since the last update, with the number of active cases now down to eight and no patients in hospital battling the coronavirus in Bermuda.

To date, the island has recorded 2,497 total confirmed cases; out of those, 2,456 persons have recovered, and sadly, 33 COVID related deaths.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         308 are Imported

·         2,185 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   1,681 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and

o   504 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source

·         4 are Under Investigation

A Ministry spokeswoman added: “Bermuda has completed the twenty-first full week of vaccinations. Since January 11th, we have administered a total of 73,702 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 74,852 if you include vaccinations on Sunday, June 6th and Monday, June 7th as well!”

Of the 73,702 vaccinations given as of June 5th:

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

Health Minister Kim Wilson said tonight: “COVID-19 cases are down in Bermuda, thanks in part to our aggressive testing and vaccine programme.”

She also noted that the US Centres for Disease Control “today upgraded Bermuda’s COVID-19 risk rating”.

“Bermuda is now classed as Level 2, moderate, up from Level 4, very high in a travel advisory on the organisation’s website. However, we must  continue to be vigilant to avoid any additional outbreaks,” she added.

“Our last first dose vaccines were administered today, and the response was good. I encourage anyone who wants to be vaccinated to please register your interest at https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/. We will order more vaccines if we have the need.

“For anyone who is homebound and wants to get vaccinated, a team from the Bermuda College vaccination centre is available to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. They will also visit those homebound persons requiring second doses up to June 30th.

“Anyone who feels they need a home visit for the Covid-19 vaccine can contact the Hotline at 444-2498 and select Option #2, or email vaccine@gov.bm, and the team will arrange a visit.”

For information regarding age distributions, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update