150 New Cases, Record High 1083 Active Cases

September 15, 2021 | 12 Comments

[Updated] The Ministry received 2949 test results from Monday, and 150 were positive, so there are now 1083 active cases, a new record high, and sadly the Government confirmed that there have now been 37 Covid related deaths since March 2020.

42 people are in hospital with 11 in ICU, which is the highest amount of people in the ICU since the pandemic began, and the 150 cases from Monday mark the highest amount of cases ever announced for a single day.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 2949 test results since the last update, and 150 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 5.1%.

“These results are from testing done on Monday, September 13th.

“1 of the new cases is classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days. The additional 149 new cases are classified as either local transmission or remain under investigation.

“Additionally, since the last update, there have been 14 recoveries and one death.

“There are 1083 active cases, of which:

  • 1041 are under public health monitoring and
  • 42 are in hospital, with 11 in intensive care

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 4027 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 2907 have recovered, and sadly 37 Covid related deaths.

“The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 83 are Imported
  • 209 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 209 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 0 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 791 are Under Investigation

“Active cases by vaccination status, transmission, and type:

  • Imported cases: 85% are fully vaccinated and 15% are not vaccinated
  • Local/Under Investigation cases: 28% are fully vaccinated and 72% are not vaccinated
  • Variant typing is not available at this time due to the prioritisation of test results.

“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 540 are Imported
  • 2623 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 2098 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 525 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 864 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 1.42. Bermuda’s current country status has been changed to Clusters of Cases. However, local data continues to indicate that Bermuda meets the criteria for Community Transmission. Community transmission is characterised by an increased incidence of locally acquired, widely dispersed cases, with many cases not linked to specific clusters.

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“As a reminder, the King Edward Memorial Hospital vaccine clinic is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm – 7 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am – 4 pm.

“Avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus.

“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.”

Note, the chart/article reflects the stats as issued by the Govt. We have asked them for clarification, and may adjust.

Update 9.34pm: Following questions from Bernews as our record keeping indicated a small discrepancy [1 number off] in the Government’s figures tonight, the Government has amended their figures to state there are 1083 active cases and 791 under investigation. The text above has been updated to reflect the amendment.

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  1. 2020 Won says:

    Bermuda now ranks number one in the world.

    Highest hospitalization rate for covid per capita in the world.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Perhaps, but I can only think of a handful of jurisdictions in the world that have 100% accurate reporting. Almost all other jurisdictions use estimates based on anecdotal evidence.

      Then, of course, there are those impoverished countries that cannot afford hospitals or cannot afford to put hospitals where they might be most needed

    • Proper Cents says:

      How can Government make rules or foster motions and statements against or that affect unvaccinated people, when Government has never brought in enough doses to vaccinate everyone? We are about to run out of vaccine does again, and still 25% of Bermuda is unvaccinated. See the hypocrisy here?
      And common biology tells you what studies proved, that you spread the virus whilst vaccinated also. the data says that if you catch covid while vaccinated that you are less likely to spread that. It does not say you cannot spread covid because you are vaccinated.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “1 of the new cases is classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days. The additional 149 new cases are classified as either local transmission or remain under investigation.”

    I repeat, we are doing this to ourselves. This has nothing to do with political policy or blaming travelers. This is all about Bermudians not following the rules.

    • Lady says:

      How about persons returning home or visitors that are allowed to roam free after their negative pre flight and arrival tests who then test positive after that time but have been running around possibly infecting persons or groups? I say mandatory 10 day isolation/quarantine and testing on the 10 day. Its not rocket science people. This virus is IMPORTED

  3. Einstein says:

    Facts to show Bermuda is doing much better than people think. Numbers dont lie. 1000 cases in a population of over 65,000 is a rate of 1.4%. Compared to USA, who has 42 million cases in a population of 330 million – America has a rate almost ten times higher than ours.

    • Question says:

      Um. Bermuda has 1,000 active cases right now, today. The USA has had 42m cases in total, since the pandemic began, 21 months ago.
      You might want to consider changing your name. You are no Einstein.

  4. Data Driven says:

    At this point it will be very hard to prevent continued spread on the island. All we can do is reduce the impact.

    Vaccinated people are significantly less likely to catch the virus (say 50% to 10% as likely depending on age and source of the data) but MUCH less likely to go to hospital (5-20% as likely at the key ages again depending on source of the data).

    Together this means that unvaccinated people are 10 to 200 times more likely to end up in hospital. That is simple math and means that it is the significant unvaccinated portion of the population which is going to drown the hospital in cases. That is why people to need to get vaccinated for others (such as those who need treatment for heart attacks or car accidents) even if not for themselves.

    Before some asks, the 10-200 times factor is simply 1/(50% * 20%) up to 1/(10% * 5%). As a betting man I would say that a bit more detailed work could pretty easily prove the range to actually be 50-100 times.

  5. Ringmaster says:

    Yup, 2 Bermuda’s. The first being those who follow the rules and use common sense to stay as safe as possible, which includes getting vaccinated, and the other who go out to party, don’t care and are not vaccinated. The first now suffers and pays for the second, who don’t care. If the hospital is overwhelmed by the second set, and no beds are available for them they need to suck it up at home and wish they had taken the vaccine.

  6. Rig says:

    Mandatory vaccinations for public facing employees.

    Bus drivers, taxi drivers, hospital workers, shop assistants, supermarkets, bar and restaurant staff.

    its the only way to get these idiots vaccinated. Take away their livelihood.

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