Health Minister Kim Wilson stated today that she was “thankful to the whole community for practicing the necessary preventive measures” after “an amazing 336 test results” came back today and “none were positive for COVID-19.

Speaking at the latest government briefing held this evening, she said: “That is excellent news for all of us.”

She commended residents “for practicing the necessary preventive measures like wearing a mask and washing your hands”.

“These are the things we need to keep doing to control and contain COVID in Bermuda,” said Ms Wilson.

The total number of confirmed cases in Bermuda remains at 146.

There are currently five active cases with four under active public health monitoring. One patient is in hospital battling this virus.

To date, a total of 132 people have fully recovered. The total number of deaths remains at nine.

The Minister noted that the average age of all the confirmed positive cases is 60 and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 18 to 101 years.

Overall, 57 percent of all cases are Black, 40 percent are white and 3 percent are other or unknown.

The source of all local cases is as follows:

  • 42 are Imported
  • 85 are Local transmission, with known contact
  • 12 are Local transmission with an unknown contact, and
  • 7 are under investigation

“I’m delighted to report that as of moments ago, PAHO’s designation of Bermuda’s country status has been improved ‘Sporadic Cases’, said Ms Wilson.

“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is below 1.

“Our reopening scorecard has been updated today and our status has improved with our new WHO designation,” she added.

“I’m happy to report that over 8,200 people have registered on HealthIQ, getting us closer to the 10,000 mark.

“The more people reporting on their status, mask wearing and physical distancing, the stronger our position will be as we approach Phase 4.”