Four More Positive Covid-19 Cases, 29 Active

November 28, 2020 | 32 Comments

There have been four more positive Covid-19 cases — two are classified as local transmission with known contact and two under investigation — and there are now 29 active cases, with one person hospitalized.

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A Government spokesperson said, “There were 640 test results received by the Ministry of Health yesterday [27 November 2020], and four were positive for COVID-19.

“Two of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact with details as follows:

  • 1 symptomatic resident who is a close contact [household] of a known case
  • 1 asymptomatic resident who is a close contact [workplace] of a known case

“The two additional cases are under investigation. These cases are among symptomatic residents. As yet, these cases appear unrelated, with no links to travel or the current known clusters.

“Bermuda now has 251 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • there are 29 active cases, of which
  • 28 are under public health monitoring, and
  • One is hospitalized. None are in critical care;
  • a total of 213 have recovered, and
  • the total deceased remains 9.

“The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 52 years and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 0 to 101 years.

“To protect privacy and confidentiality, the age of the hospitalized case will not be provided.

“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:

  • 119 are Imported
  • 105 are Local transmission, with known contact/source
  • 21 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source, and
  • 6 are under investigation

“It should be noted that, as investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is greater than 1 [1.32] and Bermuda’s current country status is ‘Clusters of Cases’.”

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “I would like to remind members of the public to use Bermuda’s self-reporting website Healthiq.bm. HealthIQ helps us, as a community, to track symptoms based on COVID criteria. It also provides users with individualized information and follow-up by professionals based on various risk factors [such as being medically vulnerable], and track trends and gaps so that we can better identify places where partners like donors and the Third Sector can focus resources.

“HealthIQ provides the island with more insight into where potential cases of COVID-19 may be and gives us a proactive way to address them, giving us tens of thousands of eyes so that we can all stay safe. We are asking that each household go to healthiq.bm and enter your information and update it often; it only takes a moment and is completely private. Give yourself and your community a better understanding of how we’re all doing.”

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  1. wahoo says:

    One in hospital folks. Lots under investigation which means “we don’t know where they got it”. I no longer want to go to restaurants, school kids packing my groceries -no thanks and if I see another person with their mask under their nose I’ll tell them about themselves. If people want to travel fine but book yourself into a hotel upon return and stay there for two weeks. I am dreading the return of the university kids I know first hand that many have it or have had it and nobody is going to tell a teenager to stay at home for their entire vacation.

    • frustrated says:

      As an expat, I daren’t tell a local to put their mask over their nose. I would be reported to immigration, and kicked off the island.

      This is the fear expats work under these days.

      • Frosty says:

        I have lived in Switzerland, Singapore, Cayman and Bermuda now. An expat in Bermuda is the lowest I have felt, you seem to hate us!

        It says more about you than it does us.

        • wahoo says:

          Sorry you feel that way. You are most welcome here from my point of view. Sadly Bermuda and Bermudians have changed during my lifetime we weren’t always such a divided and nasty bunch in fact we used to be considered the friendliest people around. Politics more than anything is to blame, in my opinion anyway.

          • Truth says:

            You obaUBPERrrS are still mad the people don’t want a party with surrogates and a name change to run away from it’s racist past.

            • wahoo says:

              I am still mad that you plp/ubpers took a thriving economy with no debt and in few short years plunged us deep into debt and ruined our economy. That is what pisses me off. I bet you will not answer if I ask you what the UBP did that was racist. Under them black and white Bermudians were doing very well for themselves. The only people that are happy with the way things are right now is the Caymanians. Stay angry my friend that is just how the plp elite like you. Also look up surrogate.

            • Toodle-oo says:

              Still tired , and angry .

        • saud says:

          Frustrated, Frosty

          I’m a gay Bermudian, I know exactly how you feel.

        • Islander says:

          I’m a native Caymanian and truth be told the majority of us don’t want you here either. Bermuda is probably the only place that would put up with you chopping up jobs from the locals. It says more about you as a person as you rat hop from place to place… afraid to remain in ya country. When Covid hit us we had no problem telling you get out and go home. I understand Bermuda gave out unemployment checks to it’s expats that were unemployed during the lock down. No other country in the World did that.

          • Question says:

            “No other country in the world did that.”

            Nonsense. Of course they did.

          • wahoo says:

            You aren’t Caymanian.

          • Toodle-oo says:

            And yet people here who had the same stinking attitude as you before the pandemic claimed afterwards that our government was so very caring and kind in taking care of EVERYONE including the expats. Go figure ,eh ?

        • moira thompson says:

          Bermuda is 22square miles, and you choose to come here and say you feel like we hate you? really. ? Are you occupying a job that could be filled by a Bermudian? Has anyone threatened you? you seem to be an opportunist, travelling here and there looking for your utopia while at the same disrupitng others, especially in small places, and foreigners are treated better than locals here. Everywhere we go there are foreigners thriving here. What kind of red carpet do you expect?

          • Islander2 says:

            I have been here a long time – honestly, its not red carpet and its not threats, but its not the nice end of the spectrum – and has not been for a long long time.

      • Chateau la Roof says:

        I’m expat and I have no problem asking people to put their mask on to wear it properly, in a polite manner. I may be thinking something else of course, put being polite and smiling gets the message across just fine.

      • Joe Bloggs says:

        Sadly, frustrated, that is the fear ex pats have lived with in Bermuda for decades.

    • Chateau la Roof says:

      I think it’s going to be a s*+%show when the teens and 20 somethings return for the holidays. It’s an age that they think rules are meant to go around. If no one’s home to supervise them, they’ll go out. And so many parents just let ttheir older kids do what they want anyway.

  2. Concerned says:

    Can we get some data on possibly affected bus routes?

  3. jordan says:

    BERMUDIANS ARE TOO COMFORTABLE!
    People settled into their regular routines and were not careful. Just because our cases were low and we had strict measures at the airport did not mean we were immune. Bermudians need to remember that we are still in a GLOBAL pandemic, if we let our guards down like this again it could be severely worse. We must remain vigilant and safe.

    • Wing nut says:

      Insaidnthat once i saw grocery stores that serve hot food, letting people dish out there own food. Leaning over someone to grab the last chicken leg.
      People should have to have a negative test before entering Bermuda.
      Go in stock up on the TP

      • Now What says:

        Not just reaching for the chicken. Standing in front of the vegetables at Supermart and a man and woman tag teamed me reaching over my shoulder. They were together. It wasn’t because they were rushing and wanted to get out of the store fast. They just didn’t give a dam about my personal space. No pardon me, excuse me, or sorry I just need to … Nothing. Inconsiderate, thoughtless individuals. Manner matter people, and I’m running out of patience minding mine.

        • Now What says:

          Sorry, that would be manners not manner.

        • Denise Nanette says:

          What about the ones who reach their hand into the grape bag grab some grapes and put the ones thy touched into another bag, I personally have seen that a few times and pointed it out to the staff who looked at me like I was the problem.

    • moira thompson says:

      Please keep in mind that it is quite normal around this time of year that people come down with colds and flu, that didnt change., so dont be surprised that children have sniffles or that adults in homes will get flu regardless of flu vaccination.

  4. Identification braclets please!!! says:

    Anyone arriving on a flight needs to be ban from restaurants, shops, sporting events, bars, gyms, …..

    I follow the rules, my employer follows the rules. But these fools who need to get off the island for a two day shopping trip, well they need to stay home for two weeks.

    They might work remotely because their employer requires a negative 14 day test, but they go out.

    My office requires your 14 day test result before you can return!!! My gym, dentist,….. also require a 14 day negative test result. I appreciate that! The grocery store doesn’t, the restaurants don’t…., and unless the resident who decided to travel self identify- it’s tough to know who they are!!!

    But we need a system that highlights who has just arrived on island. They need a Bright arm band they can’t get off. Then they can be denied entry when they go to the latest party or just the grocery store. Then I can move out of the line they are in because I’ll know the risk of standing in line! .

    They need to stay home and the rest of us, and that is thousands of us who have followed the rules, need to demand restrictions.

    I don’t want to go into lockdown, I can work remotely but many can’t and they don’t need to lose their livelihoods because someone needed to go to NYC to get the latest outfit for the holiday parties, and they will be sharing COVID-19 and destroying our fragile economy, not even mention possibly someone’s health!!!!!

  5. Imjustsaying says:

    We need to say no to any electronic monitoring devices.

  6. hair says:

    Burt needs to make a call before this island goes down hill!

  7. Ringmaster says:

    “To protect privacy and confidentiality the age of the person hospitalized will not be released”. How would this identify the person? It’s another case of the Minister withholding information and then complaining about rumors and false information on social media. Notice also how the breakdown by race has been dropped? Is this embarrassing to the Government, or is it the usual case of hiding behind “I don’t have that information with me”?

  8. Brighten Early says:

    Well so here we go. Yet last night I heard an Emcee in my neighborhood possible at a football game or some community event so that means there were “Clusters” of people yet again possibly presenting Covid and spreading it around. I noticed that some grocery stores leave it up to you to clean your cart and I surely do with the spray. I also double up on hand sanitizer. I wash all cans and bottles when returning home. Going out to the grocery a couple of times a week is all I do outside of my home I am 72 years old and scared out of my wits right now.

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