The Ministry of Health confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda, in the latest round of 1,385 test results received since the last update.
“Five (5) 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 a history of travel in the past 14 days,” a spokeswoman said.
“Additionally, since the last update, there were no recoveries. There are currently 19 active cases.
“Eighteen (18) are under public health monitoring and one is in the hospital, with none in critical care.
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 713 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 682 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19,” she added.
“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median: 40 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.
“The mean age of all currently active cases is 44 years (median: 48 years), and the ages range from less than 20 years (age group: 10-29 years) to greater than 70 years (age group: 70-79 years).
“The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years (median: 77 years), and the ages range from less than 60 years (age group: 50-59 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years).”
The source of all cases is as follows:
“Of the over 170,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years (median: 42 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years,” the Ministry spokeswoman added.
“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than one, and Bermuda’s current country status remains ‘Sporadic Cases’.
“The Ministry of Health has recently developed a new page on the Government portal dedicated to separating fact from fiction when it comes to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The new page can be found at https://www.gov.bm/covid-19-vaccine-fact-vs-fiction.”
Health Minister Kim Wilson stated: “There are misleading claims about the COVID-19 vaccine and getting vaccinated.
“This new web-page breaks down the facts vs the fiction and provides accurate information, which is important. People need to know that the COVID vaccine is our most promising tool in ending this pandemic. They must be guided by science and facts, not speculation and misinformation.
“The COVID-19 vaccination will prevent you from becoming seriously ill or dying from the virus. The more people vaccinated, the harder it will be for the virus to spread in our community,” stressed Minister Wilson.
“I am grateful that so many people have signed up and are getting vaccinated. When it is your turn to get vaccinated, please do not arrive too early for your vaccination appointment, as it disrupts the schedule and may cause delays for others. Please also remember to bring a photo ID. If you have travelled within 14 days of your vaccination appointment, you are not eligible to be vaccinated.”
The spokeswoman added: “If you fall within the groups we are currently prioritizing for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can register your interest in taking the vaccine by completing the registration form through https://forms.gov.bm/covidvaccine or by calling 444-2498, option #2. The hotline hours are 8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday and 9 am – 1:30 pm on Saturdays.”