20 New, 676 Active, 28 In Hospital, 8 In ICU

April 24, 2021 | 9 Comments

The Ministry received 1315 test results and 20 were positive, so there are now 676 active cases, of which 28 people are in hospital with 8 in ICU.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 1315 test results since the last update, and 20 were positive for coronavirus, yielding a test positivity rate of 1.5 %.

“Four of the new cases are classified as imported. One resident and one non-resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 18 April 2021 and tested positive on their Day 4 test. One non-resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 617 from New York on 18 April 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. One non-resident who arrived as a mariner on 22 April 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.

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

“The additional nine 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 64 recoveries, and there were no deaths.

“There are 676 active cases, of which:

  • 648 are under public health monitoring and
  • 28 are in hospital with 8 in intensive care;

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2335 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1636 have recovered, and 23 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19. For information regarding age distributions and overall transmission categories, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update.

“The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is 0.77. Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.

“The Ministry of Health is reminding the public that the Bermuda College vaccination centre is accepting walk-ins on Sunday, 25 April, from 9 am to 3 pm. You don’t need to register online – you can just show up. Going to and from your vaccination is allowed under the current restrictions.

“Additionally, on Sunday, 25 April, the Bermuda Red Cross is coordinating with the Bermuda Taxi Owners/Operators Association free rides to Bermuda College for persons who need transportation for their vaccine.

“This service is provided between the hours of 9:00 am and 1.30 pm to members of the community who have no form of transportation and wanting to be vaccinated at Bermuda College. Members of the public wishing to arrange transportation through the Bermuda Red Cross should call 232-1945.

“From Monday, 26 April, the Bermuda College vaccination centre will continue to be open for walk-ins from 9 am to 1 pm. Walk-ins are welcome every weekday morning.

“Those with appointments at the College vaccination centre are asked to attend the Old Wing of KEMH for their vaccination. The vaccination hotline will be doing phone follow up to confirm those appointments. The Department of Health’s nurses will be mobile, providing the community with a ‘drive thru’ service in the east, west and central areas of the island.

“My heartfelt thanks to the team at our vaccination centres, and the entire vaccination team working tirelessly this week accommodating additional walk-ins,” said Minister of Heatlh, Kim Wilson.

“Thanks also to the Bermuda Red Cross and the BTOA for arranging transportation to the Bermuda College vaccination centre this weekend. We all want to ensure that everyone has easy access to the COVID-19 vaccines. Getting vaccinated is important so that we can protect each other and get back to normal as quickly as possible.”

“The next Covid update release will be on Monday, 26 April 2021.”

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You can find more information on the links below and also on our dedicated website BermudaCovid.com, which is the most comprehensive resource and historic record available of Bermuda’s handling of the pandemic.

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  1. Lara says:

    I understand the Premier will discuss vaccinations tomorrow, and I’m told he will pander politically and not incentivise individuals to get immunised. If people will not immunise, the Government has a duty to penalise those people. Make them quarantine longer, do not allow them to visit restaurants, bars, non-essential shops, the airport. The science says they are more dangerous than I am.

    And if he won’t, he is as culpable as they are. This is not a political issue Premier Burt.

    • Jevon Ray says:

      This vaccine is mandatory? How can the Government penalize people for something that’s not a law? You must think this is Nazi Germany in it?

    • trufth says:

      So let me get this straight, you are saying people should be forced by the govt to be injected with an experimental liquid?

      Do you not see anything wrong with that?

    • Mark says:

      Hi Lara,
      What a wonderful idea. While you’re at it maybe you could lead a secret Government wing to hunt down all those dangerous miscreants. Maybe call it something catchy like the Gestapo?

  2. Nonsense says:

    What nonsense.
    It is estimated that 30% of the people in the UK have already had Covid and are therefore also “immune” with natural antibodies. They will contribute to the 70% “holy grail” number touted to achieve herd immunity.
    Should these people also be subjected to your infantile restrictions?
    How about Bermuda offers and supports antibody testing as the UK does so we can actually be informed and all work to achieve open, honest and transparent results.
    Why the great secrecy with respect to natural immunity? It achieves the same result essentially.

  3. LOL - the real one says:

    The government has a duty to penalize people such as yourself, for demanding that the government penalize people. You know nothing of “science” and yes, your attitude makes you more dangerous. The Premier was fully immunized and he still caught the virus. Immunized people can still carry and spread the virus and variants. Your current immunization is not 100% effective against every variant. That is the “science.”

    You should be let out to mingle in the general population when there is a vaccine for the Stupid-2021 virus.

  4. Common Sense says:

    Yes, the premier has tested +ve for the virus, but evidence has shown that fully immunized people who test +ve are both extremely unlikely to become ill and, because of very low viral load, unlikely to spread the virus to others. Sounds good to me!

  5. No To Drugs says:

    Ok, so the premier has covid, the vaccine did what it was supposed to do. All drugs do what it is supposed to do.You play with fire, you get burnt.

    Maybe if he injected vitamins he would have better health. He chose to mess with drugs and share. I JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS!!

  6. Common Sense says:

    The vaccine may not stop people from testing +ve for Covin, but it will stop you from getting ill from it and will greatly reduce the chance of spreading it to others. We all need the economy to get moving again and the quicker people are vaccinated, the better. Which would you prefer; the vaccine with minimal adverse effect ; or risk Covid with all the well proven short and long term risk to life and long term health.
    By the way: Why would the Premier inject vitamins when he can get them in his diet?!

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