Covid-19: 40 New Positives, 184 Active

December 13, 2020 | 24 Comments

There were 40 new positive Covid-19 results, so Bermuda now has 431 total confirmed positive cases to date, with 184 active.

A Government spokesperson said, “There were 2181 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update and 40 were positive for COVID-19.

Copy of Covid TC dec 12 2020

“One of the new cases is classified as imported – a non-resident who arrived via private jet from the United States on 10 December 2020 and tested positive on their arrival test.

“Three 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 history of travel or currently identified links to other known cases or clusters.

“Bermuda now has 431 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • · there are 184 active cases, of which
  • · 182 are under public health monitoring and
  • · 2 are hospitalized with 1 in critical care;
  • · a total of 238 have recovered, and
  • · the total deceased remains 9.

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 45 years (median: 41 years) and the age range is 0 to 101 years.

The mean age of all currently active cases is 35 years (median: 31 years) and the age range is 0 to 74 years.

To protect privacy and confidentiality, the average age and age range of the hospitalized cases 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:

  • · 130 are Imported
  • · 209 are Local transmission, with known contact/source
  • · 21 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source, and
  • · 71 are Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is greater than 1 (1.92) and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.

There have been around 170 new cases announced so far this month, a look at the date/amount announced per day:

Dec 13 covid stats

Minister of Health Kim Wilson said: “I want to remind people to please be patient about the receipt of test results due to the high volume of tests we are currently doing.

“And, to those individuals who attended the funeral of Charles Henry Eugene Eberly on Saturday, 28 November 2020 at Malabar and have previously been tested at Perot Testing Centre, please note that you must test out at day 14. Those who must test out at day 14 can do so tomorrow, 14 December at Perot Testing Centre.

“Specific details will be sent to those individuals via their emails this evening to enable them to make an appointment for tomorrow. For those individuals who are waiting to test out, please remain in quarantine and adhere to the public health guidelines. Your actions are critical to reducing the amount of COVID-19 cases in our community.”

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  1. Vortex says:

    Forty! Holy moly!
    David Burt, tell us your plan?

  2. No Bie! says:

    That’s what you get when you allow people in and out of the Island and don’t properly quarantine. Watch the cases spike even further.

    • Kai says:

      No no no, that’s what’s happens when you allow two funeral services in the West end with 5 tents and tons of ppl.

    • Idea says:

      Here is a idea……..LOCK DOWN! If we do not there will be over 1,000 cases before Christmas. Being too soft with Bermudian rules will not work. There is hope with a vaccine coming, but they do not even know how long the two shots will last. It could be like a yearly flu shot. Only time will tell.

  3. Trudi Pugh says:

    Hello Bermuda!
    Give all of us and you a simple but far reaching Christmas gift … FOLLOW THE RULES!!!
    God Bless us all.

    • 1 Angry Bird says:

      The so called quarantine has been an abysmal failure from start. It is miss understood, mis named and not working > If the incubation period is 14 days so should the quarantine. I do not believe that many are following.as described. If you ick u a “traveller” you should also quarantine yes or no

  4. bdaknal says:

    wow. this is a bit higher but it will spike up even more,much much more soon. please do everyone a favor and stop coming to the grocery stores and pharmacies like there is no tomorrow. all retail workers deserve a break after thisand extra pay.

  5. Mephisto says:

    Hmm… I have heard reports of people who got tested on Friday morning that still have not received their results.

    • Me says:

      True and a friend got a negative result email and then was called by the doctor to say they were positive what they hell sounds dodgy it’s a mess

  6. Concerned says:

    Can we get some details about the 36 cases that at under investigation? Are these symptomatic people for the most part?

  7. Sylvain says:

    Who gets the vaccines first (thank you UK by the way)?

    Old people, health workers, Brits before Bermudians? (sort of should be that way). I’m Canadian so I know I will be last!

    Point I am making is where is the communication Burt?

    • True_faith says:

      In my opinion, Bermudians are Brits with the added privilege to be called Bermudian .
      The fact that you are a Canadian living in Bermuda will not determine that you are last to receive your vaccine. if you should fall within the at risk category including that of health care .You will get yours at the same time every body in that category will .

      This is the one time all residents will be equally assessed based on their exposure and vulnerability status.

      In my opinion

  8. Unbelievable says:

    Bah! Now it’s ok to rag on the PLP after the majority of y’all voted them back in. All they had to do was what the doctors and scientists told them to do anyway and then you thought “oh aren’t they doing a good job”.

    Well, wait til the 2021/2022 budget comes out. You’ll really be ragging on them then. Then we’ll see whether the People will actually march.

  9. Dejavu says:

    The graph clearly shows when the spike happened and that was mid October. What events took place then, the golf tournament and rugby

  10. Fremi says:

    Well what happens now. Have we figured out that arriving passengers must do mandatory monitored quarantine..instead of being allowed to roam the island putting everyone in their paths at risk? Thats the first area that should’ve should be addressed. We are now subject to curfews and fines and shutdowns and community cluster spread duh. It doesn’t make sense.

  11. Chateau la Roof says:

    Barbados as of 13 DEC. population 287,000+, confirmed COVID cases 294, 17 active cases and 7.desths.
    Government was quick to jump on their idea for inviting digital nomads to come here, but not quick on following guidelines for travelers which are stricter there.

    It’s not just the government at fault for this spike in cases. We can give a big round of applauses to the residents who felt it necessary to wing off island for non essential travel and then were irresponsible when they cane back. I’ve seen retuning students that I know out and about who should be in quarantine. Rules are in place for a reason and the arrogance of people not following them has put us all at risk. What good are the yellow wristbands if someone is wearing long sleeves?

    We need to protect ourselves and think on our own what we need to do to protect ourselves and not wait for the government to nanny us.

  12. Common Sense says:

    Everybody should behave, when out, as if they are infected. This includes wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing/ sanitizer etc. Mask wearing helps to reduce the spread FROM the wearer.
    In my opinion, the problem will continue until almost all have either had the virus or the vaccine. The vaccine is the lesser of the evils.

  13. Dave says:

    40 new cases? Cuarenta Covidneros?

  14. Curious says:

    36 cases are not linked to clusters in this report plus 14 from the day prior. What’s the story with these? Are they symptomatic? How is this not clear community spread? What’s the plan going forward?

  15. Fers says:

    where are all the flu cases….it is flu season or that swhat it used to be called…..I guess because of COVID the flu does not exist anymore….wake up people.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Interestingly , Australia (who are now entering their summer season) have reported that this past ‘flu season’ for them was one of the quietest on record. They , as I also suspected , are reasoning that it was all of the mask wearing , hand sanitizing and social distancing.
      But like covid the flu has to be imported into the island as well and maybe we’ll also experience a quieter than usual flu season here for the same reasons.
      Oddly , there wasn’t much fuss made here over how bad the 2019/2020 flu epidemic was compared to reporting in previous years.

      • THIS IS WHY!!!! says:

        “As countries across the globe grapple with the prospect of renewed lockdowns, the Australian city of Melbourne offers a stark lesson on the costs of bringing the coronavirus under control.

        The city of 5 million people on Wednesday emerged from one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns that shuttered businesses and confined residents to their homes for more than three months.

        While infections have dropped from a daily peak of about 700 in early August to just two new cases on Wednesday, the economic and social impact of Melbourne’s second lockdown since the crisis began has been enormous. Australia’s government estimates 1,200 jobs have been lost on average a day across Victoria state, while demand for mental health services has surged by more than 30%”

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