Covid-19: 20 More Positives, Now 5 Hospitalized

December 21, 2020

There were 3008 test results received and 20 were positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has 547 total confirmed positive cases to date, with 251 active cases, and five people hospitalized, with one in critical care.

Copy of Copy of Covid TC DEC 21 2020

A Government spokesperson said, “There were 3008 test results received by the Ministry of Health over the weekend and 20 were positive for Covid-19.

“Seven of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact/source as associated with known cases/clusters.

“The remaining new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified links to other known cases or clusters or history of travel in the past 14 days. Additionally, 11 cases have recovered since the last update.

“Bermuda now has 547 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows.

“There are 251 active cases, of which:

  • 246 are under public health monitoring and
  • 5 are hospitalized with 1 in critical care;
  • a total of 287 have recovered, and
  • the total deceased remains 9.

“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median: 39 years) and the age range is less than 1 year to 101 years.

“The mean age of all currently active cases is 36 years (median: 31 years) and the age range is less than 5 years to 92 years.

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

“The mean age of all deceased cases is 74 years (median: 74 years) and the age range is 57 to 91 years.

cases as of dec 21 2020

“The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 145 are Imported
  • 319 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 297 are Local transmission, with known contact/source and
  • 22 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 83 are Under Investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“Today’s update has 12 cases moved from under investigation to local transmission with a known contact/source as associated with known cases/clusters.

“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1 (0.87) and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson said: “I wish to remind all travellers that they are subject to restrictions on their movements and activities until they receive a negative Day 14 COVID-19 test result.

“In particular, returning students should be careful of mixing with local students and family members while on island, prior to their negative Day 14 COVID-19 test result. Similarly, those travelling for business should take the necessary precautions when returning and interacting with family and friends.”

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  1. Paul Rivere says:

    I wonder how all those people who came here on that 1 year safe work program, is feeling about now?
    Think they have an exit clause in their paperwork?
    Was only a matter of time, that our numbers matched the rest of the world.
    Either we close the borders and sink our economy or risk more positive cases as we juggle between $$$ and health

  2. DeOnion says:

    The last paragraph sums up government’s reaction to all this – if they are worried, day contact is prohibited. Issuing advice is too waffly and will be often ignored

  3. wahoo says:

    Come on Burt. You’re gonna have the pull it soon, you won the election so what you waiting for? You and yours ruined the economy over the last 20 years so what difference does it make?

  4. Concerned says:

    Is anyone worried about the new strain of Covid in the U.K. and the fact that some of the returning students may not quarantine?

  5. SonoNomad says:

    I would like to know from the press conference tonight if it has been proven that the new strain is currently on island.

  6. Joe Bloggs says:

    According to the above statistics, Bermuda has recorded 287 new cases this month alone. What happened to the days of 3 or 4 or 5 new cases each day? Did someone host a “super spreader” event?

    From December 5th we have had reported new cases in the double digits nearly every day. Come on people, pay attention to this virus and stop trying to injure and kill others. Wear masks, wash hands and stay within small groups of people you know to be responsible.