Covid-19: No New Confirmed Cases In 2 Weeks

July 3, 2020

There were 185 test results received today and none were positive for Covid-19, there has not been a new case in two weeks, and the first commercial flight arrived with 115 passengers and zero positive cases identified.

A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 185 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for COVID-19. In addition, all cases have now recovered so Bermuda today has zero active cases. There has not been a new case in two weeks.

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “I am delighted to be able to say that there are no longer any known active cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda. This has been an extraordinary journey involving a lot of sweat, blood and tears by a lot of people directly involved in the fight against the coronavirus.

“But this does not mean that we should let our guard down. I want to urge everyone to, please, keep wearing your masks and stay six feet apart. We need to do this now more than ever in case there are any unknown asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 still in Bermuda.”

“Bermuda has had 146 total confirmed positive cases. All have recovered and the total deceased remains 9.

“The average age of all cases is 60 and the age range is 18 to 101 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:

  • 42 are Imported
  • 85 are Local transmission, with known contact
  • 16 are Local transmission with an unknown contact, and
  • 3 are under investigation

“Bermuda’s country status is “Local Transmission – Sporadic Cases”. The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is below 1.

Minister Wilson, added, “Our first commercial flight arrived with zero positive cases identified. I’m certain this was helped by the pre-departure testing that visitors are required to undertake. Of the 115 passengers on yesterday’s flight, 88 had pre-departure tests. The arrival test provides a further screening to ensure that we identify any new cases early and isolate them immediately.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    Excellent news and congratulations to all residents for staying the course.

    Someone needs to question the Minister on the “R” number which she says is below 1. Of course it is. It is an actuarially derived number based on the infection rate. No new infections in 2 weeks means the number is 0. Clearly she doesn’t understand how the number is calculated. Not her only weakness.

    Now let’s see what happens when flights from the US begin next week. If after a week the positives are 0 then let’s go back to normal. Never happen.