Two new cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda were confirmed in the latest round of 543 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update.
According to the Minister of Health, Kim Wilson: “Both of the new cases are classified as imported.
“The first case is a resident who arrived on S46227 from the Azores on January 16, 2021 and tested positive on their day 8 test. The second case is a resident who arrived on B62231 from New York on January 24, 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.
“Additionally, since the last update, six cases have recovered,” she added.
There are currently 30 active cases, of which:
· 25 are under public health monitoring and
· Five are in hospital with none in critical care;
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 688 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 646 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.
“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median: 40 years), and the ages range from less than 1 year to greater than 100 years.
“The mean age of all currently active cases is 49 years (median: 47 years), and the ages range from less than 30 years (age group: 20-29 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years).
“The mean age of all currently hospitalized cases is 77 years (median: 78 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:
· 198 are Imported
· 481 are classified as local transmission of which:
· 397 are local transmission with known contact/source and
· 84 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 9 are under investigation
“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. Today’s update has 1 case moving from under investigation to local transmission with known contact/source.
“Of the over 160,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years (median: 42 years), and the ages range from less than 1 year to greater than 100 years.
“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1 (0.23) and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.
We have now added an interactive coronavirus dashboard to the gov.bm, coronavirus website:
“It is updated daily between 6.30 and 7 pm and provides statistics on active cases, cumulative cases, recovered and other data around COVID.
“The public can manipulate the dates for the information from March of 2020 to date,” she added.
“Additionally, a new page on the coronavirus website contains guidance for holding events and gatherings. This page includes a link to the ‘exemption for large gatherings’ electronic application form that must be completed to request an exemption from the Minister of National Security to gather in a group of more than 25 persons.
“This new page has been linked to the top of the Covid-19 guidance webpage:(under “Events and Gatherings Guidance”).
“Bermuda, stay informed on the all of the latest developments about COVID-19 by regularly visiting the Government of Bermuda’s website coronavirus.gov.bm.”