News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Over the weekend there were 1903 test results received by the Ministry of Health from November 28-29, 2020, and nine were positive for COVID-19.

Two  of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:

  • 2 residents who arrived on B62231 from New York on 28 November 2020 and tested positive on arrival

Five  of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact with details as follows:

  • 5 residents who were under quarantine as close contacts (4 household and 1 workplace) of known cases

Two  of the new cases are classified as under investigation with details as follows:

  • 2 symptomatic residents with no identified links to travel or other known cases or clusters

Bermuda now has 260 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

·         there are 37 active cases, of which

·         36 are under public health monitoring, and

·         One is hospitalized. None are in critical care

·         a total of 214 have recovered, and

·         the total deceased remains 9

The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 52 years and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 0 to 101 years.

To protect privacy and confidentiality, the age of the hospitalized case will not be provided.

The average age of all deceased cases is 74 years and the age range is 57 to 91 years.

The source of all cases is as follows:

·         121 are Imported

·         110 are Local transmission, with known contact/source

·         21 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source, and

·         8 are under investigation

It is important to note that as investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is greater than 1  (1.38) and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.