Covid: 5 New Cases, 10 Active, 0 In Hospital

June 18, 2021 | 7 Comments

The Ministry received 1818 test results and five were positive — all classified as imported — and there are now 10 active cases.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 1818 test results since the last update, and five were positive for the coronavirus. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.3%.

“All five of the new cases are classified as imported. Two are residents who arrived on Jet Blue B61731 from New York on 15 June 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.

“One is a resident who arrived on American Airlines  AA 2044 from Charlotte on 15 June 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. Two are residents who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on 15 June 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.

“Additionally, there were no recoveries and no deaths.

“There are currently ten active cases, of which;

  • Ten are under public health monitoring and;
  • Zero are in the hospital.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2504 total confirmed cases of Covid-19; out of those, 2461 persons have recovered, and sadly, there were 33 Covid-related deaths.

“The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 313 are Imported
  • 2189 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 1682 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and
    • 507 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 2 are Under Investigation

June 17 2021 Covid cases calendar Bermuda by Bernews 1

“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 less than one [1]. Bermuda’s PAHO country status was upgraded this week to Sporadic Cases.

“Bermuda’s current WHO country status is “Community Transmission”. Bermuda’s WHO country status is due to be changed to “Sporadic Cases” on 21 June 2021, provided that the epidemiological situation continues to meet the criteria i.e. that detected cases remain imported, or sporadic or linked to imported/sporadic cases, and there are no clear signals of further locally acquired transmission.

The statement, which we posted this morning as it was issued just before midnight last night, concluded: “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. There is a wealth of information about the vaccines online at gov.bm.”

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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.

Comments (7)

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  1. K says:

    Vaccinated or unvaccinated?

  2. sandgrownan says:

    Suggest publishing the correlation between infections ands vaccinations.

    In other words, how many of the new infections have been vaccinated?

    • Andrew says:

      You do know that the vaccine was never said to prevent infection right? The real measure is of those is hospital, how many are vaccinated.

  3. Tracey Byer says:

    I’m curious: if residents are supposed to test negative before they depart the US, how is it possible that they test positive upon arrival? Have they really contracted the virus in three days? Or do they not have to show proof of a negative test three days before departure?

    • reality check says:

      Residents do not have to pre-test . It is advisable but not mandatory . They have the option of paying the $300 fee and quarantining until their day 4 test .

  4. raskarr says:

    And the never ending cycle begins again…

    We’re gonna have to accept the fact that Covid isn’t going anywhere, and return to normal. We’ve done all that we can do.

  5. Elena Coman says:

    So, because the residents of the country doesn’t want to do the pre-test, they can take anytime the virus and in the end the tourists will pay because of them, because they don’t follow the rules.

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