89 New Cases, 737 Active, 20 In Hospital, 5 In ICU

April 7, 2021 | 11 Comments

The Ministry received 2018 test results and 89 were positive for Covid-19 — one is classified as imported, 18 as local transmission with known contact and 70 as under investigation — so there are currently 737 active cases, of which 20 people are in hospital, with five in ICU.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 2018 test results since the last update and 89 were positive for Covid-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 4.4%.

“One of the new cases is classified as imported with details as follows:

  • 1 resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on 1 April 2021 and tested positive on their Day 4 test.

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

“The additional 70 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 23 recoveries and 0 deaths.

“There are currently 737 active cases, of which:

  • 717 are under public health monitoring, and
  • 20 are in hospital with five in intensive care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 1586 confirmed cases of Covid-19; out of these 835 have recovered and 14 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 1 year to greater than 100 years.

“The mean age of all currently active cases is 41 years [median: 40 years] and the ages range from less than 10 years [age group: 0-9 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].

“The mean age of all hospitalized cases is 61 years [median: 59 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].

“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:

  • 252 are Imported
  • 1021 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 927 are local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 94 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 313 are Under Investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. Today’s update has three cases moving from under investigation to Local Transmission with known contact/source and two cases moving from under investigation to Local Transmission with unknown 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 1 year to greater than 100 years.

“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is above 1 [1.18].

“Bermuda’s current WHO country status is Community Transmission.

Minister of Health Kim Wilson stated, “Today is World Health Day. I must first recognize, highlight and appreciate the hard work of every healthcare professional who has worked in any capacity over the last year in Bermuda to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Each person should be thanked and applauded for the long, tireless hours they have worked to help keep Bermuda safe. I encourage everyone who knows a healthcare professional to send them a note, a text, or a WhatsApp message of thanks and support.”

Minister Wilson continued, “Against this backdrop, and with the World Health Day theme of building a fairer, healthier world, the Government of Bermuda is focused on bringing down the cost of medications so they are affordable for everyone. Several weeks ago, I announced the creation of a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee which will evaluate drug utilisation in Bermuda and assess new drug classes and clinical indications.

“The Committee will also determine how medical products will be added to, or deleted from, the Drug Formulary. The Drug Formulary will list the common essential medications and associated products and devices used in medical treatments, which are intended to be medically appropriate, cost-effective and sold at a regulated price.

“It is only fitting that the public is reminded about the Bermuda Health Council Amendment Act 2021 that was passed by the Upper House and Lower House last month. This is just one of the many ways the Ministry of Health is working to ensure all Bermudians have affordable access to healthcare and medications in Bermuda, thereby building a fairer, healthier community.”

Minister Wilson concluded, “We each have a role to play, whether it is helping to reduce healthcare costs or stopping the spread of the coronavirus. To this end, gym users are reminded that all indoor gyms are closed. Given the highly contagious nature of this variant of the coronavirus, we must each act as though we may have the virus and think those we interact with may also have the virus. Therefore it is important to continue to wear your mask, maintain physical distance, practice good hand hygiene and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”

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  1. This Government is a joke, all these rising numbers and still they think it best to leave the restrictions as is, these numbers being what they are, we should have gone to a full lockdown to flatten the curve, but now the propaganda is starting to show up and what the real truth is, but we the people already know the truth.

    Test all of the fully vaccinated and partially persons and your covid19 positives will increase drastically, but the government doesn’t want this to happen because they know that the truth about the vaccine’s will be more clearer.

  2. No Bie says:

    Got what you voted for, how we doin naw?

  3. Wondering says:

    Shouldn’t cases be declining since people are being vaccinated?

    • Unbelievable says:

      It doesn’t work that way. There are still way more people unvaccinated or with one jab than there are fully vaccinated. The math won’t support your question.

    • Taaj says:

      This is a new virus..

    • NC says:

      With 27% of the population having received two doses, you still have >40,000 unprotected people potentially out there circulating with a highly contagious variant.

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    “The Ministry received 2018 test results and 89 were positive for Covid-19 — one is classified as imported, 18 as local transmission with known contact and 70 as under investigation ”

    Do we need any more evidence that we are doing this to ourselves?

  5. Great says:

    Considering the great advantage we have because of access to tests and vaccines, the government has made a complete mess of managing this.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      I disagree. I believe Minister Wilson has done a great job of dealing with this pandemic … better most of her counterparts in other parts of the world

  6. Ringmaster says:

    It really is time to stop this endless and meaningless “data” giving the age ranges. Who will not fall under the age range for all positive cases of under 1 to over 100? Even the mean and median age range for positives, hospitalized and deaths don’t vary week to week. Why not have the numbers split into blocks?
    For example out of the new 89 cases, why not break that down into more sensible age ranges such as that used for the vaccine registrations? Where are the clusters that the Minister alluded to recently, and how many positives came from the illegal parties? At least it might show why it is so important not to congregate.

  7. Vaccinated says:

    So thinking of paying financials to get people take the vaccine. Bermuda must be loaded,, why not pay them in bitcoin. Burtcoin

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