Covid: 1 New, 38 Active, 2 In Hospital, 1 In ICU

November 17, 2021 | 2 Comments

The Ministry received 3195 test results – spanning two days — and only 1 was positive, so active cases have now declined to 38, of which two people are in hospital, with 1 in ICU.

A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 3195 test results, and 1 was positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 0.1%.

“These results are from testing done on:

  • Sunday: 0 positive out of 1577 results [0.0% positivity]
  • Monday: 1 positive out of 1618 results [0.1% positivity]

“The 1 new case is classified as local transmission.

“Additionally, since the last update, there have been 12 recoveries and 0 deaths.

“There are 38 active cases, of which:

  • 36 are under public health monitoring and
  • 2 are in hospital, with 1 in intensive care

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 5714 confirmed coronavirus cases, out of which 5570 have recovered, and sadly 106 Covid related deaths.

“The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 10 are Imported
  • 23 are classified as local transmission
  • 5 are Under Investigation

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

  • Imported cases: 90% are fully vaccinated, and 10% are not vaccinated
  • Local/Under Investigation cases: 21% are fully vaccinated, and 79% are not vaccinated
  • Of the active cases where typing is available, 100% are Delta.

“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 682 are Imported
  • 5019 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 3074 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 1945 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 13 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.

November 17 2021 Covid Calendar Day

“The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is 0.58. Bermuda’s current country status is Community Transmission. Community transmission is characterised by an increased incidence of locally acquired, widely dispersed cases, with many cases not linked to specific clusters.

“From January 11, 2021, when Bermuda’s vaccine campaign began, to Epi Week 45 ending November 13, 2021, Bermuda’s Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are as follows:

“Hospitalisations [including repeat admissions] totalled 306, of which:

  • 270 were not fully vaccinated
  • 36 were fully vaccinated

“There were 94 deaths, of which:

  • 81 were not fully vaccinated
  • 13 were fully vaccinated

“The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, is reminding restaurants, bars and clubs that there is still a requirement to collect contact tracing information.

Minister Wilson said, “We are still in a pandemic, and an essential part of controlling outbreaks is through contact tracing. This is the main way to stop further spread.”

“In addition to presenting a valid Safekey for verification, patrons must provide accurate contact tracing information including full name, phone number, home address, email address, date and time of arrival.

“The contact details of patrons must be recorded and kept for 21 days. If requested, this information must be provided to Public Health Officers to assist with contact tracing during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“For those eligible for the booster vaccine, please book an appointment on gov.bm by selecting “Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment.” Alternatively, call the Vaccination Hotline at 444 2498 [option #2] or email vaccine@gov.bm. Those persons 65 and older can walk into Pier 6 for a booster. If you are not currently eligible, do not book an appointment as you run the risk of being turned away at the vaccination location.

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

“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask indoors, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”

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You can find more information on the links below from our dedicated website BermudaCovid.com, which is the most comprehensive resource and historic record available of Bermuda’s handling of the pandemic.

  • All Charts: Vaccine, testing & more here
  • Timelines: Dates of major developments here
  • Test results: Chart of testing stats here
  • Vaccine: Data covering vaccinations here
  • Dedicated website: BermudaCovid.com

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  1. Rig says:

    Can we please drop the masks now – as in US and the UK. We need normal again.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Well, you are incorrect. The Uk and US have not dropped mask mandates. There has been some easing BUT there is an upswing on cases.

      Wearing masks on public space is the simplest, easiest, least invasive way of preventing transmission.

      Stop whining and grow up.

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