22 New, 609 Active, 28 In Hospital, 9 In ICU

April 26, 2021 | 10 Comments

The Ministry received 2154 test results — from Friday and Saturday — and 22 were positive, so there are now 609 active cases, of which 28 people are in hospital with 9 in ICU.

The Government also confirmed the sad news that “Bermuda has recorded another death of someone who was Covid positive” and “sadly Bermuda now has 24 Covid related deaths.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 2154 test results since the last update, and 22 were positive for coronavirus, yielding a test positivity rate of 1.0 %.

“These results are from testing done on Friday 23 April [14 positive out of 1140 results [1.2% positivity]], and Saturday 24 April 2021 [8 positive out of 1017 results [0.8% positivity]].

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

“The additional six 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 88 recoveries.

“There are 609 active cases, of which:

  • 581 are under public health monitoring and
  • 28 are in hospital with 9 in intensive care;

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2357 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1724 have recovered, and sadly Bermuda now has 24 Covid related deaths.

“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 0.72.

“Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.

“I am grateful that we are making progress in containing the spread of the virus, and we are making progress with our vaccination programme,” said Minister of Health Kim Wilson.

“With more than 50% of our population having received at least one dose of the vaccine. We are well on our way to community protection, which will benefit us all.”

“One of the Government’s primary objectives is to increase the avenues available to members of the public who wish to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated.  With this objective in mind, we are pleased to announce the “Close to Home” Vaccination Initiative has been established.”

“The Department of Health’s Mobile Vaccination Team will begin an outreach programme to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines with a ride through, drive-through and walk through venue at Penno’s Wharf on Tuesday, 27 April, from 10 am – 2 pm.

“The drive-in venue is specifically for persons who have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, do not have access to the internet, and prefer to register in person or have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.”

“As a reminder, starting today, 26 April, the Bermuda College vaccination centre will continue to be open for walk-ins from 9 am to 1 pm. 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 calls to confirm those appointments.”

“I must also remind the public that if a friend or relative tells you that they are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and you attend Bulls Head to get tested, please stay in quarantine until a contact tracer contacts you to provide further advice. There have been times where persons have not remained in quarantine following testing who then tested positive.”

“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”

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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. Black Bear says:

    Such a shame, hopefully the sheople have learned that the PLP is the wrong way to go.

    #getwhatyouvotedfor

  2. Ringmaster says:

    Covid has become political to use to support restrictions on the public. The Minister says Bermuda is making good progress with vaccinations, yet can’t update the number given above which is at April 17, 9 days ago. Why not? She can express her emotion when a person dies from a Covid related death, yet says nothing and expresses no sympathy to families whose loved ones died from cancer, dementia or other medical causes each week. Shameful.

  3. Lara says:

    This isn’t going away, the only way Bermuda will get there is if the Government shows these people why they should vaccinate.

    And yes I am absolutely suggesting that they should be treated differently. And I don’t care if those people get offended because I am way more offended by them and the damage they are doing, their caution is bs, its selfishness.

    But Burt hasn’t got the balls. Politics over human health.

    • Mark says:

      Why don’t you start an undercover policing squad and round up all those unvaccinated people. Maybe you could call it the Gestapo or something catchy.

      • sandgrownan says:

        Vaccine Passports are what we need. I would support branding plague rats.

        • Mark says:

          I’d support you being made to get the stupidity vaccine.

        • LOL (original) says:

          In the US these are against human rights and border on discrimination. Anyone who thinks this is the way to go should never be in power.

  4. Croft says:

    Welcome to the new normal

  5. Question says:

    No other healthcare is getting done. The hospital is now basically a covid ward for people too selfish and stupid to have vaccine. Paid for by the rest of us, of course, while we sit at home.

  6. Ringmaster says:

    Bermuda is about to enter a terrible phase thanks to the Premier and his Cabinet. In 8 weeks tine, hundreds if not thousands of cruise ship passengers will be here. Despite that, Burt wants community transmission to be zero. Today, vaccinated people can’t mix with vaccinated family members, but are encouraged by Government to go to a grocery store and mix with anyone. The person shopping beside you could be positive, breached quarantine or anything else. In 8 weeks we will be mixing with cruise ship passengers. Yet he thinks we can get to zero community transmission. Delusional and his Minister of Health is no better.

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