Covid-19: 417 Results, None Were Positive

February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Ministry of Health received 417 test results and none were positive for Covid-19, and the island currently has nine active cases.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 417 test results since the last update, and none were positive for Covid-19.

“Additionally, since the last update, there was one recovery.

“There are currently nine active cases, of which;

  • Eight are under public health monitoring and;
  • One is in the hospital, with none in critical care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 703 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 682 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 ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

“The mean age of all currently active cases is 44 years [median: 48 years], and the ages range from less than 20 years [age group: 10-29 years] to greater than 70 years [age group: 70-79 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 ages range from 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:

  • 209 are imported
  • 493 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 402 are local transmission with known contact/source and
  • 91 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 1 is under investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“Of the over 170,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years [median:  42 years], and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than one, and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.

“The Ministry of Health would like to thank everyone who has reached out to offer assistance with administering vaccinations.

“We have received overwhelming support to help with vaccinations and are so grateful for the help,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP.

“We are currently bringing additional persons on board to assist as the number of residents being vaccinated continues to rise. Offers of help have emerged from a broad range of the allied professions; from dentists and vets to advanced EMTs and retired nurses. Again, we are grateful to the community for rising to the assistance of the Ministry of Health.”

“I would also like to reemphasize that persons who require a COVID-19 outbound travel test, please do not show up for testing the day of or the before travel,” said Minister Wilson.

“For an outbound COVID-19 test, you must book yourself through one of the community sites at Penno’s Wharf, Bull’s Head or Star of India, at least two days before the date you plan to leave Bermuda. This meets the 72-hour rule imposed by the US, UK and Canada, and gives the MDL lab time to process your results. Do not get the test the day before travel or on the day of travel as this leaves no room for unexpected delays. Some people who have booked at the last minute have missed their flights.”

“Anyone requiring COVID testing can book through gov.bm/coronavirus-get-tested. There will be no walk-ins at any of the testing sites. Starting next week, all the community testing sites will have the same operational hours from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.”

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