108 New, 630 Active, 18 In Hospital, 4 In ICU

April 3, 2021 | 29 Comments

The Ministry received 3,339 test results and 108 were positive for Covid-19 — 22 classified as local transmission with known contact and 86 as under investigation — so there are currently 630 active cases, with 18 people in hospital, with four in critical care.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 3,339 test results since the last update, 108 were positive for COVID-19, yielding a positivity rate of 3.2%. These results are from testing that took place on Wednesday, with 70 positive out of 1865 test results received (3.7%), and testing on Thursday where there were 38 positive out of 1474 (2.6%).

“22 of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases. The additional 86 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 15 recoveries.

There are currently 630 active cases, of which;

  • 612 are under public health monitoring and;
  • 18 are in the hospital, with four in critical care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 1400 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 758 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.

“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 41 years (median: 39 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

“The mean age of all currently active cases is 40 years (median: 39 years), and the ages range from less than ten years (age group: 0-9 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years).

“The mean age of all hospitalised cases is 60 years (median: 57 years), and the ages range from less than 30 years (age group: 20-29 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years). None of the hospitalised cases includes people who are fully immunised (having had two vaccine doses with the 2nd dose more than two weeks prior to hospitalisation) 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:

  • 245 are imported
  • 901 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 809 are local transmission with known contact/source and
  • 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 254 are under investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. Today’s update has 23 cases moving from under investigation to local transmission with known contact/source.

“Of the over 200,000 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 1.72. Bermuda’s current WHO country status is “Community Transmission”.

Since 19 March 2021, there have been 56 emergency room visits associated with the current outbreak among persons with COVID-19.

“Our hospitalised COVID-19 patients are rising, and that is very disturbing,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson. ”We need to all make sure that we are doing our best to stop the spread and stay in our bubbles.”

“There are quite a number of clusters of cases identified by the Case Management team. This very much reflects the contagious nature of the UK variant. Please be patient with our contact tracers as they aim to contact the increased number of persons confirmed with COVID-19 and their close contacts. If a friend or colleague has told you that they have tested positive and you are a close contact, please do not wait until the contact tracer contacts you. Put yourself in quarantine.”

“I also want to remind parents of children who are in quarantine to work with the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health assesses all test results. Negative test results by a particular child or teacher will not automatically mean release from quarantine. The Ministry will inform the school directly who may be released from quarantine and when.”

“The vast majority of parents are cooperating in this challenging situation, but some are less cooperative and question the guidance provided by medical and public health professionals. Please remember the safety of the entire island is paramount, and our public health measures are in place to protect the community. Please be patient.”

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  1. Eyes says:

    This is no doubt taxing the health system. Talk about community transmission, here we are. Just to go out and get needs or to go to work will be nerve-racking knowing that it is spreading like this. This is far worse than last Year April. Oh, well, carry on, and try to pay the bills.

    • Bie no Bie says:

      This is what dem fools voted for

    • Dc says:

      Thanks to those who have vaccinated I would say the stress on the health system is remarkably low. If we can all show a wider community sense and get vaccinated all should be fine. Simples!

  2. Sandgrownan says:

    “Clusters have been identified”

    Please share, that would surely help us to know if we are more or less at risk.

    • Relax says:

      Your at risk by even going to your average grocery store. Covid strikes when it wants to strike. If you’re that afraid continue hiding in your cave.

      • Sandgrownan says:

        Did I express fear?

        More of a risk management question I thought. I

        • LOL (original) says:

          Its fear, your scared. So are the rest of the people trying to force others to conform.

          LOL

  3. Cleveland says:

    Just get vaccinated. If you don’t you are either selfish or deluded.

    • Busybee says:

      Exactly!

    • Unbelievable says:

      I’m surprised we aren’t in lockdown. I mean, I know why but this is way out of hand. Come on, Anti-vaxxers. Stop with your bull headed ways and please get vaccinated. If this continues, we’ll have 1000 infected people by mid-April.

      18 people in KEMH is a high number.

    • Micro says:

      Many who wish to get vaccinated can’t. I’ve been waiting for a month now since registering, I work at the airport which apparently isn’t listed as essential. Many people are getting appointments to be vaccinated and aren’t even showing up.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        A month’s delay isn’t unusual IMO especially now with so many people registering. I and a friend registered back in early January and it took nearly 6 weeks to get jab #1
        Hopefully you won’t have to wait much longer. TBH I would have thought that people at the airport would be a bit higher up on the list.

      • hellen says:

        Call in! It may take about 30mins but they will get you in, i know 16 year olds getting it now so you should be able to.

      • Platinum says:

        You should call them. I registered 2 weeks ago and never heard back so called them last week and they booked my appointment right then.

        A coworker registered about a month ago and same thing. Had to call to get an appointment.

    • A Reality Check says:

      A bit harsh given that none of the vaccines, to date, have received “approval” by the FDA. They have “emergency approval” for use.
      The choice to whether to vaccinate yourself is clearly a logical personal choice given the lack of traditional broad based approvals. It’s only approved for emergency use which is quite concerning.
      Given the survival rate for those under 60 , who are healthy, is 99.97%, why would you rush to be injected with anything at all? Agreed the elderly and those at risk should proceed but clearly not younger healthy people. So “selfish or deluded” is nasty, vindictive language that should be buried with its ill informed author.

      • Jim says:

        Wow, you are clearly selfish and delusional. Just get a damn vaccine and we can all get back to normal.

      • Wowza says:

        Just because you won’t die from it doesn’t mean that you won’t be in hospital from it. It puts strain on the healthcare workers and so yes i’d say it’s selfish because you’re not looking out for other people. (which defines the word selfish) We need herd immunity asap and the only way to do that is to get the vaccines. Emergency approval is still approval and it’s safe, as we have been told numerous times by professionals.Therefore please don’t tell other people they are misinformed, when they are thinking of other people rather than themselves, unlike you.

      • SMS says:

        I keep saying that the vaccines have still not been FDA Approved and nobody believes me. It’s very very misleading what the gov have been saying about the vaccines. You are absolutely correct that they are only approved for emergency use only. I read multiple articles on this even literature from the FDA as to why they are not actually approved. Not enough time has passed for the regulated testing to be carried out on any of the vaccines. It’s hard to want to put yourself at risk for this level of unknown.

        • trufth says:

          Agree, especially for an illness with a survival rate of 99.97% and one that you may not even know you have. Not worth my risk at this time, thanks. If you are a fat, unhealthy slug or an older person, go get yourself a couple jabs. And then, keep your nose out of other peoples’ personal medical decisions.

      • .am says:

        Vaccines reduce the viral load/transmission by fourfold, so not getting it is grossly irresponsible.

        • trufth says:

          It’s a PERSONAL choice. Don’t tell people what they should and shouldn’t do.
          It’s not your business.

          • wowza says:

            He was giving information and saying it’s irresponsible to not get vaccinated. He did not say that people need to get it. It wasn’t a PERSONAL attack on you honey, but maybe you got defensive over a bernews comment. PS We all know it’s a personal choice…duh.

  4. Chris says:

    Well its time to grow up and be adults. please take care of your elders and kids. Stop visiting grocery shopsand pharmacies multiple times a day. we are fed up with irresponsible people . Essential workers need a break!!

  5. Statz says:

    For every 1,000 people infected with the coronavirus who are under the age of 50, almost none will die. For people in their fifties and early sixties, about five will die — more men than women. The risk then climbs steeply as the years accrue. For every 1,000 people in their mid-seventies or older who are infected, around 116 will die. These are the stark statistics obtained by some of the first detailed studies into the mortality risk for COVID-19.

    We have had enough vaccines for everyone over 50. If they would just take it we wouldn’t really have much of a problem, would we? Small business has suffered far too long to keep you folks safe. Now it’s your turn, please do the right thing, get the vaccine!

  6. Wing nut says:

    Where and when’s the next party??

  7. LOL (original) says:

    These probly more cases going unreported as people are scared of the people in these comments. I pray none of them ever run for Government.

    LOL

  8. Politricks says:

    It appears that the Govt may have been misleading the public for a while now about the number of hospitalized cases.

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