No New Cases However Delta Variant Confirmed

June 18, 2021 | 12 Comments

The Ministry received 1713 test results and zero were positive, however officials have confirmed that “variant testing by MDL indicates that the delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India, has been identified in Bermuda.”

A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 1713 test results since the last update, and zero were positive for Covid-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.0%. 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
  • 2190 are classified as local transmission of which:  1682 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and 508 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 1 is 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 less than one (1). Bermuda’s current WHO country status has been upgraded to ‘Sporadic Cases.’

June 18 2021 Covid cases calendar Bermuda by Bernews

“Variant testing by MDL indicates that the delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India, has been identified in Bermuda,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson.

“While we are still seeking confirmation of this preliminary finding, this variant was detected on arrival testing, with all isolation and contact tracing conducted as per standard protocols.”

“Bermuda, we must remain vigilant. This is a concerning variant, so please don’t think that because our restrictions are being relaxed, we can let our guard down.”

“If you are interested in getting vaccinated, we encourage you to register for an appointment by calling the Hotline at 444-2498 and select Option #2, or email vaccine@gov.bm. We are re-starting fist doses and, in due course, will begin walk-ins again.”

“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 (12)

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  1. sage says:

    The delta variant is here, imported. Okay, on a flight from where? A resident or visitor? When was it detected? What is the quarantine protocol for this more virulent and deadly strain? How many people had it?

  2. We find it amazing that there’s no new cases but the Delta Variant is now here in Bermuda, This Government has to come better than this, when did this variant get here and on which flight, I also thinks it’s time that this Government starts being transparent with the positive cases that arrive in Bermuda.

    There are passengers that have been arriving that have tested positive from the test taken upon arrival, that have come back as positive and these same persons are fully vaccinated but this Government continually wants to make it look like all positive cases are unvaccinated persons.

    The Discrimination and Hypocrisy is ridiculous and this Government if serious about the spread of new variants should be making all travelers quarantine and not just the unvaccinated. Bermudians and it’s Residents you need to stand up for your rights and not be control by Dictatorship.

  3. Question says:

    Another reason to continue quarantining the non-vaccinated.

    • trufth says:

      Where in the article did it say the variant came in on a non-vaccinated person?

    • K says:

      Please show me where it says that a unvaccinated person brought this in? I would like to know how many people testing positive are vaccinated.

    • Warrior says:

      I can assure you that many many unvaccinated people are wearing masks, keeping 6ft or more distance, sanitizing of hands, smiling and happy as ever.

  4. Vaccinated says:

    So did it come with the shaggy crew? That the govt knew about but wants it investigated.
    When will we get an update by the way, before or after all the accidents the govt vehicles have had.

  5. Hoopla says:

    I WILL stay in a Hotel of MY choice— OVERSEAS.

  6. Ecart says:

    Stop the LIES. Stop the Tricks.
    This is most likely a vaccinated individual.
    All you vaccinated whim are comfortable with violations of fundamental human rights.
    Remember this when the tables turn.
    Then all those whom had the testicular fortitude to stand strong will remember and will have good reason to shun you.

  7. Harsh says:

    Yeah, so I got the “Emergency Vaccine”. You think I am really special? This is utter nonsense. This pushing, shoving, threatening people is seriously discounting this government. They are belittling themselves by their debased policies.
    I would not be made another piece of animal to be continually herded. If I come down with new health issues in another year or two that are very suspicious, I WILL blame this Government back to the two days I got my shots. It is documented.
    Word spreads fast. I know whose mouth spoke what. I have my screenshots of key points, comments and the like.
    The general public have made a million times more sense on this criminal Quarantine issue than these losers on the hill.
    These discussions should not even be taking place. That is the low sink in the mud certain people love to make the public wallow through. Very disgraceful.

  8. Fers says:

    When is the Burt variant going to show up on our shores. This is such a lie to keep this Island from moving ahead. They would prefer us to stay home away from our families businesses closing down because it is not economical to open…wake up Bermuda they are lying to you AGAIN

  9. Ash says:

    Can anyone give light on where the 5 cases for last Thursday came from? I did not find anything on the Govt. website oh here on Bernews.

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