29 New Cases, 426 Active, 20 In Hospital, 3 In ICU

May 3, 2021 | 10 Comments

The Ministry received 2855 test results – from tests done on Thursday, Friday and Saturday — and 29 were positive for Covid, so there are now 426 active cases, of which 20 people are in hospital with 3 in ICU, and the Government also confirmed the sad news that another person has died from a Covid-related illness.

A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 2855 test results since the last update, and 29 were positive for Covid-19, yielding a test positivity rate of 1.0. These results are from testing done on Thursday [15 positive out of 1087 results [1.4% positivity]], Friday [8 positive out of 857 results [0.9% positivity]] and Saturday [6 positive out of 911 results [0.7% positivity]].

“Three of the new cases are classified as imported. Two are non-residents who arrived as mariners on 29 April 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. One is a non-resident who arrived as a mariner on 30 April 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.

“Twenty 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 146 recoveries and two deaths, one previously reported over the weekend.

“There are 426 active cases, of which:

  • 406 are under public health monitoring and
  • 20 are in hospital with 3 in intensive care;

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2422 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1966 have recovered, and sadly 30 Covid related deaths.

“The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 294 are Imported
  • 1692 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 1430 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 262 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 436 are Under Investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

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

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“Tomorrow, Tuesday 4 May, the “Close to Home” vaccination programme will be at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St. David’s from 10 am – 2 pm. This drive/walk through 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. There are doctors on site to answer any questions and I urge residents in the east to take advantage of this opportunity. There was a great turnout yesterday at TCD helping us move closer to our goal of community protection. The Close to Home programme will be at Sandys Secondary Middle School on Thursday, 6 May; and on Sunday, 9 May, it will move to the National Sports Centre in Devonshire.”

“The Bermuda College vaccination centre is also open this week for walk-ins from 9 am to 1 pm from Monday – Friday,” said Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Minister of Health. “Those with appointments at the Bermuda College vaccination centre may be contacted to attend the Old Wing of KEMH for their vaccination. The vaccination hotline is doing follow up phone calls to confirm the date and time of those switched appointments.”

“We are also offering free public bus transportation to Bermuda College for the walk-in vaccinations. If you live in the following areas: Glebe Road [Pond Hill], Friswell’s Hill, near St. Monica’s Mission, Government Gate; Cedar Park, Frog Lane, Palmetto Road; or North Shore near Dock Hill, Grace Church, First Church of God, free buses will be available on Wednesday, 5 May; Thursday, 6 May; and Friday, 7 May, to take you to the Bermuda College Vaccination Centre.”

“The buses will leave from the top of Glebe Road [outside of Pembroke Seventh Day Adventist Church]; Prospect Primary School; North Shore Road [Servicing the four inbound bus stops with the pink pole from Dock HilI to Docking Stool East, next to Clarke’s Lone].”

“Buses will leave each day at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Once you have had your shot, the bus will return you to the bus stop at which you were picked up.”

“For those persons who have registered already, please read your confirmation emails carefully to ensure that you get the correct information regarding the time and location of your vaccine appointment.”

“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. Ringmaster says:

    No update on the vaccinations so no transparency, but cases down, hospitalizations down and number in ICU down. Now open up the economy on May 9 to try and reduce the additional debt that will be needed to pay the Government payroll.

  2. David says:

    The days,dates and number of cases quoted in this article appear incorrect!
    Thursday (April 29) cases were already reported on Friday (April30) and total cases reported to Friday were 545.
    It is only by assuming the three results of 15,8 and 6 are for Friday,Saturday and Sunday reported on Monday to get a total cases reported of 426!
    Viz: 545 +15+8+6 -146 -2= 426
    Unless I’m missing something?

    • Bernews1 says:

      Hi, We believe the numbers are accurate, recall we had a weekend without results, which is unusual and may be what caused the confusion. Test results are normally announced like 2 days after the test, and the last results we had were on Friday, so likely from Wed tests. And the 545 and 426 figures are active cases (total cases minus deaths and recoveries) not total cases, so overall it all checks out to us.

      • Ringmaster says:

        The numbers are not consistent as to dates. Testing results are as at Saturday but deaths are as at Monday. The Government Covid update at May 3 says 29 deaths, one more in the 80+ year range from April 30 update, so unfortunately there is another death to be recorded to get to 30 as at May 3.

        • Bernews1 says:

          Yes, there is the date matter. We will have test results reflecting on date, deaths another, not to mention vaccination stats are days behind both, but all the figures are correct [which we are really saying for clarity for anyone else reading, not you personally, as we can tell you follow the stats closely]. We think the Govt does it this way to try to be as timely as able, with the aim to release what they can when they can, rather than delay it all. Tonight we expect to get both new test and vaccination data, so will have some more ‘up to date’ stats by later.

  3. Sandra says:

    The number of 28,908 for registered vaccinations. No wonder they are so desperate to vaccinate and keep pushing it!!!!! Doesn’t seem as tho they are receiving anymore registrations. Makes you wonder.

  4. Unbelievable says:

    I would rather be wrong but there is no way that Bermuda is getting back to normal anytime soon. We will open up on May 9 but cases will rise again. We are our own worst enemy and those who think this is all a joke will cause another spike in cases and deaths with their selfishness.

    • trufth says:

      I was thinking the same thing – how do we still have locally transmitted positive cases while we are in lockdown? How are these positive cases happening? How quickly will they go up even higher when we ease restrictions? How is this happening in lockdown? Am I missing something?

  5. Joe Bloggs says:

    29 new cases and only 3 are imported. We need to do better people!

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