2 New Cases, 309 Active, 12 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

May 7, 2021 | 7 Comments

The Ministry received 992 test results and two were positive, so there are 309 active cases — a major decrease from the more than 900 active cases last month — and there are 12 people in hospital with two in ICU.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 992 test results since the last update, and two [2] were positive for Covid-19, yielding a test positivity rate of 0.2%.

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

“Additionally, since the last update, there were 33 recoveries and no deaths.

“There are 309 active cases, of which:

  • 297 are under public health monitoring and
  • 12 are in hospital with two [2] in intensive care;

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2434 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 2095 have recovered, and sadly 30 Covid related deaths.

“The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 294 are Imported
  • 1829 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 1481 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 348 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 311 are Under Investigation

“For information regarding age distributions, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-Covid19-update. 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  7 2021 Covid cases calendar Bermuda by Bernews

“We’ve had numerous questions from parents and guardians about having their children vaccinated,” said Kim Wilson, Minister of Health.

“There is concern that Astra Zeneca is not currently approved for those under the age of 18, and Bermuda will administer the last first doses of Pfizer vaccines on 8 June. To be clear, 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.”

“Local public and private schools will be open on Monday, and I encourage anyone associated with schools to please get tested tomorrow. This includes parents/guardians, students, teachers and school employees. Everyone needs to know their status so that we do not re-introduce the virus back into our schools.”

“As a reminder, the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme will be at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire tomorrow, from 10 am – 2 pm.”

“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.”

“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-19 update will be on Monday 10 May 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. Vortex says:

    So we are 40% vaccinated, that is incredibly poor when you think how easy it is now. I have a 19 year old son who was fully vaccinated 3 weeks ago.

    The travel restrictions are not enough. Ban those without vaccinations from offices, restaurants, churches. And I don’t care if you are offended, pro-choice, this is way beyond that.

    Do we want normal life or not?

    • Cotton Wool Brigade says:

      What if the 60% who currently aren’t vaccinated decided to stop spending any money that isn’t absolutely necessary, in Bermuda? The likes of Belco, Government taxes, mortgages/rent and groceries would be paid, but anything else? Not a penny.
      I’m sure the retail stores, restaurants and leisure companies would hold a completely different view.
      It’s incredible you think a vaccinated dollar is somehow worth more than an unvaccinated dollar!
      In the meantime, I’m pretty sure Amazon doesn’t discriminate against the unvaccinated, so we should be fine.

    • Unbelievable says:

      39% is embarrassing. How does such a “woke” society like Bermuda even claim this to be a success if it wants to? Christ, people. Get your heads out of the sand.
      It’s been said many times but yes, Bermudians are their own worst enemy.
      Get vaccinated.

    • Arthur Raynor says:

      Interesting thought you put there but tell us “How would you enforce that banning rule? There are hundreds of offices, restaurants and churches around! Would you put a policeman at every spot to check people (oh no…not enough policemen around) and with HIPPA laws, do you have to release your medical history to just anyone?

  2. Loquat tree says:

    That’s interesting that the Minister is calling for registrations for middle schoolers who are planning to get vaccinated, to gauge interest.

  3. Ringmaster says:

    I doubt if Bermuda will get over 55% of the population vaccinated, and has to be the only country having people demonstrate against the vaccine. Everywhere else people are begging for vaccines. If the recent outbreak resulted in over 900 positive cases, but only a small increase in hospitalizations, and 45% won’t get vaccinated, then the Government should be looking to remove as many restrictions as possible involving the economy and especially private sector jobs and get Bermuda open. Use the data and lead.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Startling isn’t it. We are, collectively, stupid.

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