One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the latest round of 425 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update.

A Ministry spokeswoman confirmed that “this new case is classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with a known case”.

Additionally, there was (1) recovery.

There are currently 22 active cases – All 22 are under public health monitoring and; none are in the hospital.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 722 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 688 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19,” she added.

The source of all cases is as follows:

• 214 are imported
• 508 are classified as local transmission of which:
• 416 are local transmission with known contact/source and 
• 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
• None are under investigation
Transmission categories may change as investigations continue.

This past Wednesday, the Ministry of Health reported an excess of COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to be used immediately. In response to an invitation to the public to get vaccinated to avoid wastage, hundreds of residents responded by waiting patiently in the rain for their first dose.”

Since then, Health Minister Kim Wilson said: “Between the two vaccination centres, we administered about 600 more vaccines than was scheduled for the day.

Prior to opening up the extra doses to the broader population, we did call people on our back up list, and the Ministry of Health and some of our stakeholder agencies phoned persons 65 years or older whose contact details we had. Most were either already booked for their vaccine or had had their first dose.”

In response to why there were extra doses available, the Minister explained: “We continue to investigate the matter, but it appears more vaccine was thawed out than could be anticipated by the confirmed appointments.

Thanks again to everyone who showed up to get vaccinated and to all the health professionals and administrative staff who worked 12 – 14 hours that day to get the job done.”