23 New, 782 Active, 31 In Hospital, 7 In ICU

April 22, 2021 | 13 Comments

The Ministry received 1570 test results and 23 were positive, so there are now 782 active cases, of which 31 people are in hospital with 7 in ICU.

In addition, the Government confirmed the sad news that “Bermuda has recorded an additional Covid-19 related death,” which brings the total number of Covid related deaths to 23.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 1570 test results since the last update, and 23 were positive for coronavirus, yielding a test positivity rate of 1.5 %.

“Two of the new cases are classified as imported. One was a resident who arrived on Jet Blue B62231 from New York on 6 April 2021 and tested positive on their Day 14 test. The other was a non-resident who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on 20 April 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. 11 of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases.

“The additional ten 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 85 recoveries.

“There are 782 active cases, of which:

  • 751 are under public health monitoring and
  • 31 are in hospital with 7 in intensive care;

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2284 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1479 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 0.74. Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.

“While the number of new positive cases is going in the right direction, please know that this virus is still quite serious,” explained Kim Wilson, Minister of Health. “If we mix households and ignore public health guidance, the number of positive cases will surge, especially among the unvaccinated.

“It is worth repeating that for the unvaccinated people in our community, their risk of developing serious disease after being infected is greater. In fact, none of the people hospitalised during this current outbreak were fully immunized, which supports evidence over the years, with polio and the measles, for example, that vaccines do work.”

“I encourage everyone to pull together to stay at home, and of course, please get vaccinated. Talk to your unvaccinated friends and family and encourage them to speak to their doctor and consider the pros versus the cons about the COVID vaccine.”

“Remember that the Bermuda College Vaccination Centre is accepting walk-ins this week for anyone over the age of 16. The hours are Thursday and Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm. You don’t need to register online – you can just show up. Again, going to and from your vaccination is allowed under the current restrictions.”

“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Please, Bermuda, follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.

“If you haven’t already, register to get vaccinated. If you are unsure about the COVID-19 vaccine, please go to reliable sources or speak to your doctor for more information to help you make an informed decision.”

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  1. Clarence Devoid says:

    So let me get this straight. Yesterday there were 845 active cases (one authoritative site quotes 893 but whatever). Plus 23 new cases reported today, but less the one person who tragically lost their life. That is 867 if my maths are right. BUT now today we are told there are only 782 active cases. So we are to believe that 85 people actually recovered in a 24 hours period? Because that would be an unprecedented 9.8% recovery rate. Have your reporters checked that literally 85 people recovered in 1 day.

    • Bernews says:

      Today’s figures all make sense to us from a data perspective. The correct figure for active yesterday is 845 and if you look at the new case amounts, around 2 weeks ago we had two of the highest days on record, with 100+ new cases announced on two days, so, in our data centric view, it makes sense that two weeks after high new case announcements, we see high recovery announcements. Sorry to be all pedantic, but we have been very carefully charting all statistics for 13 months now and do double check them ourselves and wanted to assure people we make every effort to ensure accuracy!

      • Chingas says:

        I agree and looking at the chart the increase in new cases corresponds with the increase in hospitalisations we see 7-14 days later. Hopefully we do not see the same after the 8&9th spike. Although it is hard to know how long people are waiting to get tested, do they wait till they fell bad and get to the hospital or are they tested positive and admitted several days later when the symptoms are worse… Would be nice to see some of that data, on average how long after getting tested are patients being admitted to the hospital

  2. Scoob says:

    The article literally says 85 people have recovered

  3. Dan says:

    This virus lags two weeks behind the data your looking at. Plus you’ve got people that have symptoms longer than that two weeks.Some people recover at different stages.

    • Wow says:

      Do we know how long a person is generally sick once they are symptomatic / test positive? I know long haulers are sick for a long time but do we know what an average is for non long haulers?

  4. Question says:

    So the government doesn’t actually know how many people have recovered. It just takes assumes they all recover exactly 14 days after their positive test.

    • NC says:

      No, they would all have taken a follow up test exactly 14 days after their positive test which is now negative so they are now counted as recovered. They may have recovered before now but that’s just how the timing works out for testing and reporting. The exact date might not be correct but the numbers should be accurate.

  5. Ringmaster says:

    There will come a time, and it is fast approaching, where the law abiding and vaccinated will have had enough of staying home so the unlawful and unvaccinated can continue partying and mixing and getting sick, and dying.

  6. Donna Lindo says:

    how much does the covid test cost

  7. Unbelievable says:

    Stop nitpicking over stats. Go get vaccinated, people.

  8. Expat says:

    It saddens me that people are dying because they trust gossip over science. Just get the vaccine, of which we are so fortunate to be offered!

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