Covid-19: 905 Test Results, Two Positive

November 13, 2020 | 5 Comments

There were 905 test results received yesterday and two were positive for Covid-19 — which “are classified as imported” — so Bermuda now has a total of 24 active cases.

A Government spokesperson said, “There were 905 test results received by the Ministry of Health yesterday [12 November 2020], and two were positive for COVID-19.

“These most recent cases are classified as imported with details as follows:

  • 1 resident who arrived on a B6203 from Boston on 7 November 2020 who tested positive on their day 4 test, having had a negative pre-test and arrival test
  • 1 non-resident who arrived on DL 617 from New York on 7 November 2020 who tested positive on their day 4 test, having had a negative pre-test and arrival test

“Bermuda now has 222 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • there are 24 active cases, who are
  • all under public health monitoring, and
  • none are hospitalized or in critical care;
  • a total of 189 have recovered, and
  • the total deceased remains 9.

“The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 54 years and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 7 to 101 years.

“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:

  • 110 are Imported
  • 91 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.

“Contrary to erroneous reports printed in a local media outlet today, the Ministry of Health would like to clarify that Bermuda does not have community transmission of COVID-19. We have one case of local transmission with a known contact. In this case, the contact was a household contact of an imported case.

“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda where the Ministry of Health does not know the origin of those cases. Further, Bermuda has never been classified as having community transmission by the World Health Organisation. We have requested a correction to be issued.

“Bermuda is currently classified by WHO as ‘Sporadic cases’. Countries/territories/areas with one or more cases, imported or locally detected.”

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  1. Computer Guy says:

    It’s weird how many people are testing positive on their day 4 test now.

  2. Bobby Barnes says:

    There have been a number of tests recently that have come back positive on day 4 after negative pre arrival and arrival tests SO one wonders if these could be false positives. The health department isn’t telling us what is happening to these people except thatchy are self isolating. Are they becoming sick???? That is what the public wants to know.

    • trufth says:

      False positives are extremely rare. They only happen when there is a mistake in the lab or samples get mixed up. Extremely rare.

      I’m more inclined to believe there is something wrong with the arrivals testing that we are getting so many negatives which by day 4 and 8 become positives.

      • Question says:

        False positives are a common occurrence for PCR tests.

      • Bobby Barnes says:

        That is all good BUT the BIG QUESTION is the ones that test positive “Are they getting sick”? or are they just quarantining without any symptoms? The Government should tell us

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