Covid-19: 479 Test Results Received, 5 Positive

March 3, 2021 | 8 Comments

The Ministry received 479 test results and five were positive for Covid-19 — all classified as local transmission with known contact — so Bermuda currently has 21 active cases.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 479 test results since the last update, and five [5] were positive for Covid-19. All of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases.

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

“There are currently 21 active cases, of which;

  • All 21 are under public health monitoring and;
  • None are in the hospital.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 718 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 685 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 41 years [median: 47 years], and the ages range from less than 20 years [age group: 10-19 years] to greater than 50 years [age group: 50-59 years].

“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:

  • 211 are imported
  • 507 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 415 are local transmission with known contact/source and
  • 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • None are under investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. Today’s update has one case moving from under investigation to imported.

“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 approaching 1, and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.

“The Ministry of Health is requesting that anyone contacted as close contact with a positive COVID-19 case to cooperate and share all requested information fully. Any information provided is confidential.”

“If you are contacted by one of our contact tracers, please be truthful with information as it pertains to your close contacts. We need honest information to trace and contain any potential spread. Your cooperation may well save a life,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson.

“Once again, I will remind everyone that contact tracing is critical to ensuring that everyone exposed to the coronavirus gets tested and, if necessary, quarantined. Please cooperate with our contact tracing team. This team is trying to prevent the spread of the virus. Also, knowing your COVID-19 status is important even if we are not dealing with an outbreak. Get tested! And get tested regularly.”

“Avoiding the spread of this virus is a collective effort. We have to all be responsible and do our part. Wear a mask when you are interacting with people, especially indoors. Wear a mask when you are out in public. Wearing a mask can help to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Please also continue to practice physical distancing, good hand hygiene and avoid the “three Cs” of closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings.”

“The Ministry of Health announced earlier that they had many COVID-19 vaccine doses available that must be used today. The public [those without scheduled appointments] was invited to take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated. Priority was given to those 65 years old and over.

“I would like to thank the vaccine teams at Bermuda College and Bermuda Hospitals Board,” said Minister Wilson. “They worked diligently to successfully accommodate the numerous walk-ins alongside the scheduled appointments.”

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  1. Cotton Wool Brigade says:

    Let me guess…all contracted during the hours of midnight to 5am?!

    On a serious note…I do hope these people receive the punishment our endless “emergency measures” laws allow. Even I think this was a bit ridiculous.

    • Cotton Wool Brigade says:

      Sorry, I meant “persons”. Or is it “people”? What are “we” these days?!

  2. Ringmaster says:

    Would the Minister please drop all this useless data regarding mean and medium ages? It means nothing and I’d guess 99% of people (including the Minister) have no idea what it means, or if it is relevant.
    Get people vaccinated and get the virus under control. That does not mean it goes away, but becomes a nuisance like the annual flu. It can be done.

  3. minibuswinner says:

    Are we going to see any charges, or i guess this is acceptable..

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    Back over 20 active cases, all being local transmission. That means the number of active case will rise again, probably significantly.

    It seems that these day being a recluse is actually good for a person!

  5. Joseph Froncioni says:

    Here’s the law regarding quarantine breaches in Canada:

    Offences and Punishment (continued)
    Marginal note:Failure to comply

    68 Every person who fails to comply with an obligation imposed under subsection 15(3) or 25(1) or section 26 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

    Marginal note:Failure to comply

    69 Every person who fails to comply with an obligation imposed under section 35, subsection 39(1) or 44(3) or section 51 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $750,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

    Marginal note:Contravention

    70 Every person who contravenes section 12 or 13, subsection 15(1) or section 65 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

    Marginal note:Contravention

    71 Every person who contravenes subsection 6(2), 8(1) or 34(2) or (3), section 36 or 38, subsection 42(1), section 45 or 50, subsection 54(3), section 58 or 59 or subsection 73(2) or the regulations is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $750,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

    2005, c. 20, s. 71 2007, c. 27, s. 3
    Previous Version
    Marginal note:Contravention

    72 Every person who contravenes subsection 15(2) or section 66 is guilty of an offence and liable

    (a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both; or

    (b) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

    • trufth says:

      This is all well and good but too bad we can’t punish/fine/jail any rule breakers here because all they need to do is site the PLP party at BLU. The precedence has been set! We didn’t punish the dancing duo so we can’t legally enforce punishment on anyone else.

      • Waiting for the court case says:

        I have heard that it won’t be long before the Blu people go to court. They need to be made an example of. If the example was made last year maybe these other e ends would not have happened.

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