Covid: 41 New Positive Cases, Now 106 Active

March 22, 2021

The Ministry received 2003 test results and 41 were positive for Covid-19 — two classified as imported, 30 as local transmission with known contact and 9 as under investigation — so the island’s tally of active cases has increased to 106.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 1185 test results since the last update, and 41 were positive for COVID-19. Two of the new cases are classified as imported by one resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL617 from New York on 15 March 2021 and tested positive on their Day four [4] test, and one non-resident who arrived on Jet Blue B62231 from New York on 12 March 2021 and tested positive on their Day eight [8] test

“Thirty [30] of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases. The additional nine [9] 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.

“Additionally, since the last update, there were three [3] recoveries.

“There are currently 106 active cases, of which;

  • 105 are under public health monitoring and;
  • One is in the hospital and not in critical care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 830 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 712 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.

“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 42 years [median: 39 years], and the ages range from less than one [1] year to greater than 100 years.

“The mean age of all currently active cases is 31 years [median: 30 years], and the ages range from less than ten [10] years [age group: 0-9 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].

“The age information for the hospitalized case will not be provided to protect privacy and confidentiality.

“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:

  • 227 are imported
  • 584 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 492 are local transmission with known contact/source and
  • 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 19 are under investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“Of the over 180,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years [median:  42 years], and the ages range from less than one [1] year to greater than 100 years.

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

“Bermuda is currently in Phase 3, the final phase of the vaccine allocation strategy, allowing anyone over the age of 16 to get vaccinated.

“I urge everyone to register an interest to get vaccinated by going to and clicking “COVID-19 Vaccine Registration,” said Kim Wilson, Minister of Health. “Although priority will be given to those aged 65 and over, everyone can now register to be vaccinated.”

“The combination of getting vaccinated and following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines on how best to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19, and help us slow the transmission.”

“As a result of the increase in positive cases, the Government has had to roll back our restrictions to reduce the spread of the highly contagious UK variant. We must be extra vigilant, resist the urge to attend any social gatherings and do everything we can to protect ourselves and others from catching the virus. We need everyone’s cooperation to get Bermuda past this pandemic.”

“There have been several people going to work or sending their children to school with COVID-19 symptoms because they assumed that they were suffering from allergies or had the flu. This has contributed to our most recent spread. As well, school bubbles, for the most part, have worked well. However, the extra-curricular activities have undermined the bubbles and demonstrably contributed to the spread.”

“If you have flu-like symptoms or a bad cold, stay at home, speak to your doctor and get tested. Do not have your kids in extra-curricular activities outside their school bubble. If you have been told to quarantine, you must stay home. If you are contacted by our contract tracers, it is important that you are truthful and forthcoming with the requested information.”

Update 8.10pm: The Government just sent a revised number of test results, they said it was 2003. The other stats [41 new, 106 active etc] remain the same

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  1. Wing nut says:

    Well done partygoers, now pat yourselves on the back..

    • Covid Alert says:

      I second that Motion, we have some stubborn fools among us!

      • Ringmaster says:

        So few prosecution files sent to the DPP and no data broken down by race. Coincidence?

  2. Trump says:

    So, you dumb Bermudians, keep coming to Florida for you BS soccer training meets and we will make sure you take Covid back with you.
    To your education department, Continue on bringing all your junior school soccer teams together in large numbers to further spread the virus. What a bunch of idiots you all are. Your numbers were near ZERO. Bermuda is truly backward when it comes to being smart.

  3. P Smith says:

    And when are we going to see the government toughen up on prosecutions? Not by delaying it by months, but fast tracking it to within a few days of breaking COVID restrictions.

  4. Focus BDA says:

    Everyone who attends the protest should sign a waiver telling government that they don’t require any medical assistance when their home trying to draw breath after catching imaginary COVID. That way we can focus on the people that follow rules and desire to live.

  5. Covid Alert says:

    I second that Motion, as we have some stubborn Fools among us that don’t care about their fellow countrymen!

  6. SandgrownAn says:

    What utter utter wankers. Shame on you.

  7. Bermybud says:

    Partygoers or the airport? Or u choosing to ignore the source?

  8. Sandgrownan says:

    So, all the cases due to interaction with a known contact referring to the same contact? Same party or football game??

    We want to know

  9. Cotton Wool Brigade says:

    Ok…must admit I’m quite surprised by the number of positive cases announced (found) between Friday and today….although, 3% positive rate – would we usually be concerned by something that has a 3% chance of happening?
    Not totally belittling the illness, and I do feel terrible that people have lost loved ones, but with the average age currently at 31, with 105 of 106 not in hospital, do we really need to be overly concerned? What’s wrong with younger people catching the ‘vid and getting over it? The likelihood of younger people passing it onto their elderly parents/relatives/loved ones, is now much slimmer thanks to the vaccine.
    With increased testing comes increased positive cases. And what’s wrong with younger people allowing their bodies to do what they’re designed to do, i.e. build the antibodies to fight off whatever ailments they catch?

  10. Sal says:

    Curious if the government provides the number of false positives?

  11. Question says:

    Now seems a good time to shorten the hours of the Covid Hotline.

  12. Dan says:

    You guys gunna have to lock down there’s no other choice. If there’s 40 cases now just double what you haven’t seen yet.

  13. Gud News? says:

    While this is disappointing (and not too surprising), on the bright side we’ll eventually run out of unvaccinated people to get cor/britRona and so goes the chances of any hospitalizations or major illnesses from those infected.

    Wonder how long that might take though…