Sadly, Bermuda recorded another seven deaths due to the coronavirus, taking the island’s death toll to 82, as health officials confirmed 83 new cases on-island, in the latest round of 5,798 tests.
The number of active cases dropped to 1,106, down from 1,377, with 53 patients battling COVID in hospital and ten in intensive care.
Since last Friday there have been 347 recoveries, with 14 hospital admissions and 13 discharges.
Nine of the new cases were imported, the rest were classified as on-island transmissions or under investigation.
The Ministry also noted that 74 percent of the on-island transmission or under investigation cases were among unvaccinated people.
● 1,053 are under public health monitoring and
● 53 are in hospital, with 10 in intensive care
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 5,419 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 4,231 have recovered, and sadly 82 COVID related deaths.
The source of all active cases is as follows:
● 51 are Imported
● 229 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 229 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
o 0 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
● 826 are Under Investigation
Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:
● Imported cases: 92% are fully vaccinated and 8% are not vaccinated
● Local/Under Investigation cases: 26% are fully vaccinated and 74% are not vaccinated
● Variant typing is not available at this time due to the prioritisation of test results.
The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
● 608 are Imported
● 3,287 are classified as local transmission of which:
o 2,569 are local transmission with known contact/source and
o 718 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
● 1,524 are under Investigation
Health Minister Kim Wilson added: “Vaccinated travellers travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) from a ‘green’ list country, including Bermuda, will not need to quarantine in the UK upon arrival.
“Additionally, if they have proof that they have been vaccinated, they will not have to take a pre-departure test.
“This will apply to all those residents of Overseas Territories like Bermuda who received the Pfizer vaccine which the UK Government supplied.
“Vaccinated residents needing to travel to the UK who do not wish to quarantine can request the proof of UK vaccination confirmation letter for travelling to the UK by contacting the Vaccine call center at 444-2498 option 2 between 8am and 4pm or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests must be supported with a Government-issued ID.
“Those who have made the decision to get vaccinated can register to request an appointment on gov.bm or walk into the KEMH Vaccination Clinic on Tuesdays & Thursdays, between 4pm to 7pm, or Saturdays, from 8am to 4pm. Medical doctors will be at KEMH to answer any questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines.”
The Minister concluded: “The coronavirus remains a threat to our island. If you haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision.
“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Continue to follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask indoors, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”