The Ministry of Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda – all returning residents who arrived here on JetBlue flights – two from New York and the other from Boston.

A Ministry spokeswoman said there were 5,021 tests administered between last Thursday and Saturday, with four recoveries and no deaths since the last update.

There are currently nine (9) active cases, of which;

• Eight (8) are under public health monitoring and;

• One (1) in the hospital, with none in intensive care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,497 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2,455 persons have recovered, and sadly, 33 COVID related deaths,” the spokeswoman added.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         308 are Imported

·         2,183 are classified as local transmission of which:

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

o   502 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source

·         6 are Under Investigation

Meanwhile, Health Minister Kim Wilson urged “travellers scheduled for COVID testing at Perot Post Office” to “arrive at the time of their scheduled appointment”.

“If you do not come at the appointment time, it creates delays and long lines. If you need to change your scheduled time, call the COVID 19 HOTLINE Center on 444-2498,” she said.

“This week our Close to Home mobile vaccination programme will be at the following locations:

·         Tuesday, June 8, Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s from 10 am until 2 pm,

·         Thursday, June 10, at the Fairmont Southampton from 10 am until 2 pm

·         Saturday, June 13, at TCD in Hamilton from 10 am until 2 pm.

“These neighbourhood sites are for people who have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, do not have access to the internet, and prefer to register in person or have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine,” the Minister added.

“There will be doctors on site to answer any questions you have, and you don’t need an appointment. You can just show up and roll up your sleeve.”

“We recommend the Close to Home mobile programme as an ideal opportunity to learn more for those people who want to hear about the COVID-19 vaccine from a trusted source. A free mini-bus service is available to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes afterwards. Call 533-5903 between 10.00 am and 1.30 pm if you need a ride to one of the mobile vaccination sites.”

“Residents who have been immunized overseas and want to get a Bermuda Government Vaccine Certificate should email vaccine@gov.bm. They must provide proof of their vaccination, including date(s), vaccine type and vaccination centre.”

“Bermuda’s progress in keeping our COVID-19 cases down is what will get us through the summer with fewer restrictions,” added Minister Wilson. “As we are cautiously re-opening, we must all act responsibly.”

“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealthBermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”

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