17 New Cases, 250 Active, 14 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

May 10, 2021 | 28 Comments

The Ministry received 3423 test results — from Thursday, Friday and Saturday – and 17 were positive for Covid-19, so there are 250 active cases, of which 14 people are in hospital with two in ICU.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 3423 test results since the last update and 17 were positive for Covid-19, giving a test positivity rate of 0.5%. These results are from testing done on Thursday [five positive out of 1263 results - 0.4% positivity], Friday [three positive out of 1218 results - 0.2% positivity] and Saturday [nine positive out of 942 results - 1.0% positivity].

“Three of the new cases are classified as imported. One is a resident who arrived on Jet Blue B62231 from New York on 30 April 2021 and tested positive on their day eight test. One is a resident who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on 4 May 2021 and tested positive on their day four test. One is a non- resident who arrived on Jet Blue B6203 from Boston on 8 May 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.

“Five 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 75 recoveries and one death over the weekend, which was previously reported.

“There are 250 active cases, of which:

  • 236 are under public health monitoring and
  • 14 are in hospital with two in intensive care;

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2451 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 2170 have recovered, and sadly 31 Covid related deaths.

“For information regarding age distributions, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-Covid19-update .

“The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 298 are Imported
  • 1909 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 1427 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 382 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 244 are Under Investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is 0.54.  Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.

May 10  2021 Covid cases calendar Bermuda by Bernews

“There are two Close to Home mobile vaccination programmes this week. One will be at the Shelly Bay Marketplace tomorrow from 10 am until 2 pm, and on Thursday, 13 May at the TN Tatem Middle School, from 10 am until 2 pm.”

The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson said, “This drive/walkthrough site is for residents 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 questions about the Covid-19 vaccine. Doctors are on-site to answer any questions.”

“As a reminder, our current supplies of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines expire at the end of June. For Pfizer, which requires three weeks between doses, we anticipate the last first dose will be administered on 8 June.

“For AstraZeneca, the period between doses can be as great as 12 weeks, so we will continue to administer that vaccine until 30 June and administer the second dose when we receive our next COVAX delivery. We can vaccinate anyone who wants to get vaccinated, and we have plenty of supply to reach community protection.”

“There is concern from parents and guardians that Astra Zeneca is not currently approved for those under the age of 18. Bermuda can still receive supplies of the Pfizer vaccine from the UK if we require more.

“At this time, we encourage parents and guardians to register their 12 to 15-year-old children to be vaccinated so that the Bermuda Government can appropriately gauge interest and assess whether additional supplies of Pfizer are needed.”

“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.

“The next Covid Update press conference will be on Thursday, 13 May at 5:30 pm.”

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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. Sandra says:

    Question: When someone is asked why they got vaccinated, they answer “Because I want to travel and I want my freedom.” Then they are asked “So you are not worried about the virus?” Answer is: “No, I just want my freedom and to travel.”

    When someone is asked why they have NOT been vaccinated, they answer “Because a proper clinical trial, which takes an average of at least 5yrs to complete, has not been done and there is a 99.98% survival rate.”

    Then the unvaccinated is labeled as selfish. So the question is: “Who’s more selfish? The person that doesn’t get the vaccine because of the above reason or the person that gets the vaccine for the above reason?”

    • Laura says:

      The person who has taken the vaccine is less selfish.
      They are accepting a small possible risk of a vaccine.
      The second person will not accept that small risk when they know it could save their life and others. The FDA will likely grant full
      Approval by end of the year- would that change your mind?

      So far in Bermuda our mortality rate has been about 1.2%.
      31 deaths from 2451 cases.

      Let’s agree we haven’t diagnosed half of our cases (which I think is very unlikely in The second and third outbreaks here as we have High per capita testing rates)

      Then that’s still 31 deaths out of approx 5000 cases and a mortality rate of 0.6 %

      0.6% of 60000 people is 360 deaths.

      We can all work to avoid that number by getting a vaccine.
      Ok there is a small risk, but it’s the right thing to do for yourself, and those around you.

      • LOL - the real one says:

        Why does the government require you to sign a consent form that protects the government from being sued? You are FORCED to give consent if you want the vaccine.

        As to the number of covid 19 deaths:
        1. How many were pure covid, vs. covid and underlying conditions?

        2. What is the breakdown of those underlying conditions?

        3. What was their health BEFORE being infected with covid?

        4. How were they infected and where? etc., etc.

        5. What is the government’s definition of death from covid-19?

        Where are the FACTS? WE DO NOT KNOW THE FACTS. Basic information and we still do not know the criteria used in Bermuda to classify death by covid-19. If we use the CDC’s 6% statistic, 31 x .06 = 1.86 or 2 persons have died directly from the virus. How many people died on the road in 2017, 2018, and 2019?

        Look what the government has put the country and people through!

      • A Reality Check says:

        Whe making an argument, it’s best to be somewhat objective and accurate.
        Firstly, virtually all non vaccinated people are only “hesitant” and not anti any vaccine. In reality, they should be hesitant as it’s not an approved vaccine. It’s on approved with “emergency use authorization” which is significantly different and concerning itself.
        Most would also agree that the elderly and those with comorbidities should, in all liklihood , get vaccinated.
        Now to the crux of the arguement. Healthy people under 60 with normal immune systems and no underlying medical conditions have a 99.98% survival rate which mirrors a severe flu.
        Those are the real numbers. Now why would you inject yourself with a medicine that, per phi set itself, has 80 different components in it and all not yet FDA approved?

        • trufth says:

          I agree with you. And the only answer I can give as to why anyone with a brain in their head would inject themselves with an experimental cocktail is because of GOVERNMENT COERCION!!

          Plain and simple: get this vax or lose your freedoms to travel and suffer monetarily.

          People will end up getting this experimental vax not for the “health” of their fat neighbors or elderly grandparents but because they are coerced to get it. And a bi-product of this coercion is a deep seated hatred for the govt. FACT.

    • TrueDevonshire says:

      Break this down for you. The vaccinated person is unlikely to catch the virus in the first place. On the off chance the vaccinated person does catch it they are not going to have severe case of the virus and won’t need hospitalization. And they are less likely to spread the virus.
      Unvaccinated stands a much higher chance of contracting the Virus, much higher risk of needing hospitalization thus putting strain on the hospital. Much more likely to suffer long term effects and again putting strain on the health services. And will stand a much stronger chance of passing it on to other members of the house hold.
      So yes selfish is a term that could be used.

      • Burt's Beard says:

        By my manly whiskers! I was vaccinated, caught the virus, and went into quarantine. You absolutely can spread the virus. Booster shots in six months will be required to “protect” you from the plethora of variants. We (Government)own you for at least the next two years.

        Unless you are regularly tested after vaccination, you will never know if you are a walking petri dish. We are secretly working on constant testing to keep you under control.

        We thank you for your continued gullibility in support of our over one year of economic incompetence and constant failures.

      • trufth says:

        Selfish?? Give me a freaking break – I can’t even get my fellow Bermudians to let me and my car out of my driveway onto South Road yet you expect me to inject myself with an experimental cocktail for their fat, unhealthy, drain on healthcare azzes? Please. That vax is eating your brain cells.

    • Questions says:

      I am not sure who you asked, but everyone I know who has been vaccinated gave the following reasons (In my words); first so that they don’t catch COVID, second so that if they do catch it that they don’t die or become seriously ill from it and thirdly so that they don’t infect others. And also so that life can return to normal and Bermuda can rebuild itself. The trouble with asking oneself the wrong questions is that this leads to the wrong answers.

    • Question says:

      Clinical trials do not take 5 years. Stage 3 trials usually involve 3,000 to 4,000 people, and take 6 to 12 months.
      The stage 1 vaccine trials started last June. So far about 1.2 billion people have had vaccines. We know they work, and we know they are safe.

    • aratan@hotmail.com says:

      Please show us the actual person(s) who are saying this is the reason they got vaccinated. Because you can prove any point you want by using a hypothetical/theoretical example. It’s like dividing by zero in maths – you can prove whatever you want.

      The better comparison is to compare this response from someone who go vaccinated – “because I realize the need to reduce the risk of suffering severe symptoms if I were to be infected with the virus, and I understand that when enough people get vaccinated this will slow the spread of the disease and everyone’s lives will start getting back to normal”.

      Sounds like the person who responds like that is thinking of more than just themselves, which is, by definition, not being selfish.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Yet more anti-vax stupidity. You are factually incorrect, dare I say knowingly, about the length of a clinical trial.

      As an anti-boxer you are guilty of peddling lies and of putting people at risk. You are willfully endangering others especially those that cannot be vaccinated.

    • NC says:

      I took the vaccine because I am worried about the virus – I want to protect myself, reduce the likelihood of catching it and passing it to those around me (potentially mutating it first) and bring an end to the overall impact this pandemic is having on our economy and society. And I have a pretty privileged job where I can work from home, but I feel for the restaurant workers, hospitality workers, etc, who have been suffering deeply for over a year.

  2. Ringmaster says:

    There will be many more positives after this weekend. The number of vaccinated hasn’t increased by much but now the partying restarts, and forget the “please don’t mix households” plea that will fall on deaf ears amongst the unvaccinated. The Government has to ignore the increases and deaths and keep Bermuda open for the benefit of the majority, even to the extent of having vaccinated/unvaccinated areas. The vaccine has been widely available and if you haven’t taken it (with exemptions for those who really cannot take it) don’t come crying.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Someone had a big set in the ord road area Sunday night. Police were called. I wonder if anyone was arrested.

      But yes, Bermudian are selfish so expect another increase and more death.

      • trufth says:

        If the 1 guy who Burt keeps saying is solely responsible for the latest outbreak (off the BA flight and to a party at his house – video widely publicized) hasn’t been arrested, no one will be. Pathetic. This guy should have been made an example of but clearly he is F&F.

  3. Voice says:

    The vaccination numbers are embarrassingly low, when the Premier shows up at a testing drive with flowers, you know we are in trouble. He knows it too, its topped around 40%, its pathetic.

    And that’s why he has stopped publishing vaccination demographics too.

    What are you going to do Burt?

    • Burt's Beard says:

      My whiskers are flummoxed that we (Government) have failed over and over for the last year. My beard and body were vaccinated and I still caught the virus making me into a two-legged walking petri dish. Be alert for the super spin machine to shift gears over the next few weeks.

  4. Eyeswideopen says:

    Why do we have to wait three ffing days for results that we should be given daily?? For all of us these numbers impact our daily lives. Asked for 200,000 was given over 500,000. Make this happen on a daily results schedule please. Generous bermudians have paid you to keep us updated and safe..

  5. Question says:

    The UK is getting back to normal over the next few weeks. Unfortunately, because half the population here are 1di ots, we won’t be doing the same.

    • LOL - the real one says:

      Yes, the UK is getting back to “normal.” The government will now ALLOW people to start having relations again. ALLOW! Where was the outcry about government in people’s bedrooms?

      The return of casual sex: Boris Johnson gives the green light for overnight stays for first time this year, with rules on kissing and hugging relaxed from May 17 – UK Daily Mail online 10 May 2021

  6. Ringmaster says:

    10 days in and no new numbers for vaccinations, and the usual delay in update of cases, and the Government wants buy in by the people? No news conference on a Tuesday? Have numbers gone that bad already they don’t want to face the media? Another protest set for Sunday and who knows what other protests may be being planned.

    • Question says:

      Well they definitely don’t seem to like those pesky questions.

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