Health Minister Kim Wilson warned tonight that the “numbers are rising in positive cases” of COVID-19, “in various sectors of our community”.

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 3,909 test results and 239 were positive for the coronavirus.

In a statement issued tonight, the Minister said: “It’s easy to become complacent, but we must remain vigilant.

“There are various COVID strands circulating, and we are seeing cases where individuals are being infected with the coronavirus more than once in a short period of time.

“In that regard, I am urging individuals to please continue to follow public health guidance; wear a mask when in large group settings; physically distance, and practice good hand hygiene. If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home. And above all, if you test positive, please stay home.”

Seventy-one (71) of the new cases are classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days.

The additional 168 new cases are classified as either local transmission (75) or under investigation (93). 

Additionally, there were 210 recoveries and 0 deaths.

There are 258 active cases, of which:

  • 246 are under public health monitoring; and
  • 12 are in hospital with 0 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has 16,401 total confirmed positive cases out of which 16,003 have recovered. Sadly, there have been 140 coronavirus related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 79 are Imported
  • 81 are classified as local transmission
  • 98 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 3,273 are Imported
  • 12,706 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 5,513 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 7,193 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
    • 422 are Under Investigation