Covid-19: 1408 Test Results, None Were Positive

October 19, 2020 | 2 Comments

There were 1408 test results received over Friday and Saturday and none were positive for Covid-19, so the total of confirmed cases to date remains at 185, with 4 cases being active.

A Government spokesperson said, “Over Friday and Saturday, 1408 test results were received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for Civid-19.

“As of Saturday 17 October, Bermuda has had 185 total confirmed positive cases with status as follows:

  • 4 active cases, who are
  • all under public health monitoring, and
  • none are hospitalized or in critical care;
  • a total of 172 have recovered, and
  • the total deceased remains 9.

“The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 56 and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 9 to 101 years.

“Overall, 50% of cases were Black, 42% White and 8% other/unknown.

“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:

  • 74 are Imported
  • 90 are Local transmission, with known contact
  • 21 are Local transmission with an unknown contact, and
  • none are under investigation

“Bermuda’s country status is ‘Sporadic Cases’. The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1.

“Due to an increase in the numbers of air arrivals [passengers] into Bermuda and subsequent surge in testing numbers, test results were slightly delayed this weekend. However, we are now caught up and all those who tested on Friday and Saturday should now have their results. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    There are 3 sporting events coming up in the next week or two. Will the testing be able to keep up with the demand, or will there be delays with potential positives not being identified timely?

  2. Roger says:

    The lines at Southside yesterday….they need more staff, and a system.

    Over 2 hours to get a test is not on.

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