21 New Cases, 53 Active, 3 In Hospital, 1 In ICU

August 3, 2021 | 19 Comments

The Ministry received 8,614 test results — spanning 4 days of testing — and 21 were positive for Covid-19, so the island’s active cases have increased to 53. There are three people in hospital with one in ICU, and the Ministry noted that “all hospitalized cases are unvaccinated persons.”

This is the highest active cases the island has had since May, and also marks the first time people have been hospitalized since mid-June.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 8,614 test results since the last update, and 21 were positive for Covid-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.2%.

“These results are from testing done as follows:

  • Thursday: 8 positive out of 2,531 results [0.3% positivity]
  • Friday: 6 positive out of 2,043 results [0.3% positivity]
  • Saturday: 4 positive out of 2,173 results [0.2% positivity]
  • Sunday: 3 positive out of 1,867 results [0.2% positivity]

“Eleven [11] of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:

  • 2 residents who arrived on Delta Airline DL 617  B61731 from New York on 29 July  and tested positive on their arrival test.
  • 1 non-resident who arrived on Jet Blue B6203 from Boston on 29 July and tested positive on their arrival test.
  • 1 non-resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 29 July and tested positive on their arrival test.
  • 1 non-resident who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on 23 July and tested positive on their outbound test.
  • 1 resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 914 from Miami on 22 July and tested positive on their day 8 test.
  • 1 non-resident who arrived on Jet Blue B6203 from Boston on 31 July and tested positive on their arrival test.
  • 1 non-resident who arrived on Jet Blue B61731 from New York on 28 July and tested positive on their outbound test.
  • 1 resident who arrived on Jet Blue B6203 from Boston on 27 July and tested positive on their day 4 test.
  • 1 resident who arrived on Sata Airlines S4227 from Azores on 1 August and tested positive on their arrival test.
  • 1 resident who arrived on United Airlines UA 1985 from Newark on 1 August and tested positive on their arrival test.

“Six [6] of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with known cases.

“The additional four [4] 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, there were 4 recoveries and 0 deaths.

“There are currently 53 active cases, of which:

  • 50 are under public health monitoring; and
  • 3 are in hospital with 1 in intensive care. All hospitalized cases are unvaccinated persons.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,589 total confirmed cases of Covid-19. Out of those, a total of 2,503 have recovered, and sadly there were 33 Covid-related deaths.

August 3 2021 Covid cases calendar Bermuda by Bernews

“The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 366 are Imported
  • 2,213 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 1,718 are Local transmission with known contact/source; and
    • 495 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 10 are Under Investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real time reproduction number is less than 1. Bermuda’s current WHO country status is “Sporadic Cases”.

“For information regarding active cases, the Ministry encourages the public to visit https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-Covid19-update.

“Regarding specific inquiries about the Ministry supporting the Viking cruise ship’s immunization initiative, the Ministry can confirm that recently, it has assisted Viking Cruise Lines with vaccination of their crew due to delays in the receipt of their own vaccine supply.

“It continues to be the commitment of the Company that all crew and passengers are vaccinated, and the Ministry supports this responsible course of action. The vaccine supply used by Viking will be replaced by Viking so there is no loss to the Bermuda community.

“Locally, Bermuda has completed week 29 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 83,208 vaccinations.

“Of the 83,208 vaccinations given as of July 31:

  • 52% are women and 48% are men;
  • 82.5% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 81.3% are fully immunized;
  • To date, 65.4% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose]; and
  • 64.1% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

“Finally as it relates to Bermuda’s vaccination drive, the Ministry continues to advocate for residents to get vaccinated, and the Government continues to offer accessible avenues for members of the public to get immunized.

“Vaccination is recognised globally as one of the single most important measures that individuals can take to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community, from severe illness, hospitalizations and deaths.

“Residents can walk in to the King Edward Memorial Hospital vaccination centre. This week the vaccination centre will be open on:

  • Thursday, August 5th, from 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm; and
  • Saturday August 7th, from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm.

“Members of the public can register for a vaccination appointment via: https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/.”

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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. Wandering says:

    And how many positives have we caught in the Covid Jail? Not even 3 I bet.

    • dc says:

      If only people got vaccinated there’d be no need for a covid jail and there wouldn’t be 3 people in hospital due to Covid. I imagine those 3 poor people wish they had paid more attention to science rather than hearsay.

    • Otrwele says:

      For sure the vaccinated travelers that the government is allowing to run around are the ones spreading it! Idiots!

  2. Need Transparency Please says:

    It is critical that we have transparency from the government.
    What are the number of vaccinated compared to the number of unvaccinated?
    Why the opaque reporting all of a sudden?
    Ask the difficult questions reporters.

  3. Sandgrownan says:

    All in hospital are unvaccinated. Go figure.

    • Barbara D Cooper says:

      HELLO You unvaccinated. What don’t you understand about “All in hospital are unvaccinated” ???? DUH !

  4. Now Ya Nice says:

    Where are the Goji berry eating antivaxer,, fake news, horn beeping protestors now?

    What if Karma made any visits?

  5. PAT-Rice says:

    Oh. Now you want to report on vaccinated status and say 3 are in the hospital. Report all statuses starting from June.

    Just remember people, when these deceitful people say unvaccinated, it includes those who took 1 shot or 2 shots and 1-13 days.

    One is only considered vaccinated two weeks after their vaccination.

    Strange how the breakthrough cases has now caused a push for mandating the vaccine.

    Who told the Vaxers they would not contract the virus.
    Who switched it to not been able to transmit.
    Who told them take their mask off?
    Who encouraged them to roam freely?
    Who sent them home when positive?
    Who closed down antibody labs?
    How do we know who has antibodies?
    What countries opened up at the time of the Delta threat?
    The US is planning to restrict restaurants, bars and theaters to target young people to get vaccinated .

    Strange how cases went up before Cupmatch, yet the party went on.
    More cases means new control and mandates and the scare gets stronger.
    Already, the numbers are coming in.

    The policies have promoted the uprise.
    The uprise means more stricter mandates.
    Truth is in jail.
    The censorship is scary!

    You cannot find alternative views!
    You have to dig for truth like its gold.
    Too many experts that disagree with the agenda have been silenced.

  6. Pat-Rice says:

    We have been following the CDC’s flip flopping advice.
    They opened up America to the vaccinated.
    Take off your mass.
    Your viral load is low.
    They shed.
    Cases are up.
    Oh, sorry, vaccinated people’s viral load is the same.
    Who tested our viral loads in Bermuda?
    No one.
    The Delta is a threat. Vaxers are shedding as predicted.
    Yet, no mandates for them. The script is once again flipped,
    and now the push will be mandatory vaccination of the unvaxed instead of the real culprits.

    Not much of one because during an experiment, data must constantly
    be collected and analyzed and the lab results might not match
    real world results.
    They never told us initially that must people in the study were not
    the elderly or most vulnerable.

    The excuse: the Delta variant is different.
    But the Delta variant was depicted by the US media
    as a threat when they drilled videos of India on the news.
    Yet, they opened up.

    This same Delta variant has been here in Bermuda since June 3.

    Now it will be pushed as a threat.
    Powers claim it is infodemic of misinformation so they censor.
    We let them in the name of health and the common good.
    Rights diminish.

    We no longer think. The control is real.
    Have they not been giving advice all along.

  7. Otrwele says:

    Well at least we know who isn’t spreading the virus If the delta variant is locked up in a hotel with the unvaccinated then who is spreading it I wonder???? The vaccinated!! Because our stupid government are letting them run free.

  8. 2020 Won says:

    At this stage anyone still not vaccinated should not be taking up valuable hospital beds and putting others at risk. Let them use their “natural” immune system to recuperate at home – or not as the case may be.

    No sympathy for the willfully ignorant

    • moira-jean thompson says:

      Yeah, just ignore the people that have paid insurance for decades, who have helped to keep this island afloat over the years, lets just not treat them at all if they dont want to drink your koolaid!!! RUbbish 2020Won–you are pathetic!

      • sandgrownan says:

        We would care less if it was just about them. But by being unvaccinated, they put the rest of us at increased risk.

        F*** ‘em.

  9. CrazyDonkey says:

    The virus is here to stay, let’s all have a Covid party and boost our immune systems so we don’t have to revaccinate.

  10. Sandgrownan says:


    Eventually, foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. from all countries will need to be fully vaccinated, with limited exceptions, a White House official said.

    Get vaxed or stay home

  11. sandgrownan says:


    “A GOP official from Texas who regularly espoused anti-vaccine and anti-mask views online has died from COVID-19, five days after posting a meme on Facebook questioning the wisdom of getting inoculated against COVID.”

    What a shame. Anyway…

    • LOL (original) says:

      That seems to to be a border issue init. Letting all those economic migrants come though the border unchecked, with covid, and unvaxxed. Then flying them all over the US in the dead of the night. Ya think that might be your surge across the us? Just asking. You know they are have record number (that is never seen before ever) illegally crossing the boarder. To bad the dems that ran from their duty to the Texan people on a private plain (so much for them being worried about the environment), no masks and they ended up with covid almost giving it to VP Harris. I am sure they did not want to infect the VP although it maybe the excuse they need to depose old sleepy as he can’t string a complete sentence together without a que card.

      • Comfortably numb says:

        Bet you ‘sleepy’ can spell ‘cue’, ‘border’, ‘too’ ‘plane’ etc though!

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