Covid-19: 1427 Test Results Received, 4 Positive

January 11, 2021 | 4 Comments

There were 1427 test results received and four were positive for COVID-19 — two imported and two local transmission with known contact — so Bermuda has recorded 656 total confirmed cases to date, with 90 cases currently active.

A Government spokesperson said, “There were 1427 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update and four were positive for COVID-19. 

“Two of the new cases are classified as imported. One of the new imported cases is a non-resident who arrived on DL 584 from Atlanta on 4 January 2021, and tested positive on day four. The other new imported case is a resident who arrived on DL 617 from New York on 8 January 2021, and tested positive on their arrival test.

”The remaining two new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases.

”Additionally, since the last update, three cases have recovered.

”There are 90 active cases, of which;

  • 82 are under public health monitoring and
  • 8 are in hospital with 1 in critical care;

”Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 656 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 554 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.

”The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years [median: 40 years], and the age range is less than 1 year to greater than 100 years.

”The mean age of all currently active cases is 43 years [median: 43 years], and the age range is less than 10 years [age group: 5-9 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].

”The mean age of all currently hospitalized cases is 57 years [median: 54 years], and the age range is less than 30 years [age group: 20-29 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].

”The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years [median: 77 years], and the age range is less than 60 years [age group: 50-59 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].

”The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 174 are Imported
  • 443 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 385 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
  • 58 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 39 are Under Investigation

”As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.  Today’s update has 8 cases moving from under investigation to local transmission with unknown contact/source.

”The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1 [0.63], and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Clusters of Cases”.

“The first doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine were administered today, and the Ministry of Health has received numerous calls from people trying to register. Unfortunately, this did cause a slight delay in the team being able to respond to all of the calls.

Minister of Health, the Hon Kim N Wilson explained: “We apologize for the delays being experienced as persons try to get through to the vaccine registration number. Our team is working extremely hard to answer as many calls as possible, and we appreciate your patience. We are placing more resources in this area to accommodate the demand – a demand which is most welcome.”

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  1. Curious says:

    When will organized sports be allowed to resume?

    • Vortex says:

      Agreed, it seems to be getting better, and outside sports such as football or hockey (no spectators) poses little threat. Especially youth sports, kids need to be active.

    • Mephisto says:

      Probably when there are less than 20 cases and the cases are considered “sporadic cases” instead of “cluster of cases” in which we are in now.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “90 cases currently active … 82 are under public health monitoring and
    8 are in hospital with 1 in critical care”

    Oh, how I wish for November last year, when cases numbered less that 2 dozen, not nearly 8 dozen

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