Covid: 1,925 Tests Received, 18 New Positives

January 2, 2021 | 7 Comments

There were 1,925 test results received and 18 were positive for Covid-19 — 7 imported, 7 local transmission with known contact and 4 under investigation — so Bermuda now has 622 total confirmed positive cases to date, with 134 active cases.

Copy of Covid TC 1Jan 2 2020

A Government spokesperson said, “There were 1,925 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update and 18 were positive for Covid-19.

“Seven of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:

  • 1 non-resident who arrived on B6203 from Boston on 26 December 2020 and tested positive on their day 4 test.
  • 2 residents who arrived on BA2233 from London on 30 December 2020 and tested positive on their arrival test.
  • 1 non-resident who arrived via private jet on 27 December 2020 and tested positive on their day 4 test.
  • 3 residents who arrived on BA2233 from London on 23 December 2020 and tested positive on their day 8 test.

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

“The additional 4 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.

“Since the last update, 33 cases have recovered. Bermuda now has 622 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows.

“There are 134 active cases, of which:

  • 131 are under public health monitoring and
  • 3 are hospitalized with none in critical care
  • a total of 478 have recovered, and;
  • the total deceased remains at 10.

“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 41 years [median: 40 years] and the age range is less than 5 years [age group: 1-4 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].

“To protect privacy and confidentiality, age information will not be provided on the hospitalized cases.

“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:

  • 164 are Imported
  • 373 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 345 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 28 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 85 are Under Investigation.

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. Today’s update has one [1] case 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 [0.59] and Bermuda’s current country status is ‘Clusters of Cases’.”

This evening the Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “We are once again urging members of the public to please take the necessary precautions to protect you and your families. We have been made aware of some disturbing social activities over the New Year’s holiday that saw a significant number of individuals at a location who were not engaging in safe practices.

“Reckless behaviour such as this is unfortunate, and we understand that the Bermuda Police Service is investigating the incident. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of making sensible and responsible decisions. Please avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings. As a final reminder, group sizes are restricted to 10 persons.”

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  1. Micro says:

    What’s the plan for all the local holiday travelers that will be bringing the next spike when they return?

  2. Concerned says:

    Are the people who tested on Day 8 after returning from London being checked for the new, more contagious U.K. variant?

  3. Andrew says:

    Its those day 8 positives that are the most concerning. You know those peeps have been roaming around infecting countless others since being home for 7 days.

  4. frank says:

    stop playing everyone the comes in to be quarentined for 14 days

  5. widea wake says:

    stop playing everyone the comes in to be quarentined for 14 days

  6. This concerns the hot line .Everybody I talk to cannot get through I have tried twice today and get hung up on. Another family member called and the same thing happened.

    We all need information on several topics .

    Whats the use of a hotline when the phone hangs up on you

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