Another five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the latest round of 1,630 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update – two were “classified as imported by residents”, bringing the total active cases to 29.
One resident arrived here on a British Airways flight from London on March 11 and tested positive on their arrival test. The other returning resident arrived on a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta on February 27, who tested position on their Day 14 test.
“The third new case is classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases,” a spokeswoman said.
“The additional two (2) new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.
“Additionally, since the last update, there were seven (7)recoveries.
The breakdown on the 29 active cases:
- All 29 are under public health monitoring and
- None are in the hospital.
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 740 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 699 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19,” the spokeswoman added.
The source of all cases is as follows:
- 221 are imported
- 512 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 420 are local transmission with known contact/source and
- 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 7 are under investigation
- As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change