Covid-19: 229 Test Results, 5 Were Positive

May 23, 2020 | 1 Comment

There were 229 test results received today and 5 were positive for Covid-19 – two imported, one local transmission with a known source, two under investigation – so the total of confirmed positive cases is now 133.

A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 229 test results received by the Ministry of Health; and 5 were positive for COVID-19.

“Of the 5 new cases:

  • 2 are imported [individuals already in quarantine]
  • 1 is local transmission with a known source
  • 2 are under investigation

“Bermuda has 133 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • there are 43 active cases, of which
  • 36 persons are under active public health monitoring, and
  • 7 persons are hospitalized; of which
  • 2 are in critical care;
  • a total of 81 have now recovered, and
  • the total deceased is 9.

“The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 60 and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 18 to 101 years.

“The average age of hospitalized cases is 79 and the age range is 70 to 91 years.

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

“The source of all local cases is as follows:

  • 41 are Imported
  • 78 are Local transmission, with known contact
  • 10 are Local transmission with an unknown contact, and
  • 4 are under investigation

“Bermuda’s country status remains ‘Local Transmission – Cluster of Cases’.”

 

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  1. Asking says:

    A genuine question. Local transmission with an unknown contact is another way of saying it’s community transmission, isn’t it? You know you caught the virus locally but you don’t know from whom.

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