Covid-19: 102 New, 152 Active, 1 In Hospital

December 20, 2021 | 8 Comments

The Ministry received 8,342 test results – spanning four days — and 102 were positive, so active cases have now increased to 152, with one person in hospital.

The Ministry said that “by variant type of the 89 active cases where typing is available, 17% [15] are Delta, 83% [74] are Omicron.”

The 152 active cases is an increase of 90 since the previous test result release on December 16th, and the daily positive cases announced today are the highest daily positives since early October.

A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 8,342 test results and 102 were positive for Covid-19, giving a test positivity rate of 1.2%.

“These results are from testing done on:

  • Wednesday: 19 positive out of 1,807 results [1.1% positivity]
  • Thursday: 26 positive out of 2,437 results [1.1% positivity]
  • Friday: 18 positive out of 2,102 results [0.9% positivity]
  • Saturday: 39 positive out of 1,996 results [2.0% positivity]

“Seventy-one [71] of the new cases are classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days.

“The additional 31 new cases are classified as either local transmission [24] or under investigation [7].

“Additionally, there have been 12 recoveries and 0 deaths.

“There are 152 active cases, of which:

  • 15 are under public health monitoring and
  • One [1] is in hospital with 0 in intensive care;

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 5,917 coronavirus cases, out of which 5,659 have recovered, and sadly 106 Covid-related deaths.

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“The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 104 are Imported
  • 38 are classified as local transmission
  • 10 are Under Investigation

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

  • Imported cases: 91% are fully vaccinated and 9% are not fully vaccinated
  • Local/Under Investigation cases: 88% are fully vaccinated and 13% are not fully vaccinated
  • By variant type of the 89 active cases where typing is available, 17% [15] are Delta, 83% [74] are Omicron.

“The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 824 are Imported
  • 5,079 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 3,119 are Local transmission with known contact/source; and
    • 1,960 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 14 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 around 1 [0.98].

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson reiterated, “As I have said before, we cannot become complacent. We must continue to be extra vigilant to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this fast spreading virus. Our health and safety depends on being vaccinated and getting your booster, wearing masks, physical distancing, proper ventilation and good hand hygiene. An important reminder, for those who are 65 and over – you don’t need an appointment to get a booster. Anyone 65 and over can simply walk in to Pier Six on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week to receive a booster.

“The coronavirus thrives on human contact, and as we head into the holiday season, we must continue to follow public health guidance. Please do your part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus. Continue to wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene and maintain physical distance.”

“The Minister of Health will hold a coronavirus media briefing tomorrow afternoon [December 21], to provide the public with a further update. The media/public will be advised of a time accordingly.

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“Lastly, the Ministry of Health takes this opportunity to advise about the holiday operating hours for the testing sites and Call Centre. They are as follows:

The Call Centre will operate:

Saturday              December 25, 2021                         8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday                 December 26, 2021                         8:00am – 4:00pm
Monday               December 27, 2021                         8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday               December 28, 2021                         8:00am – 8:00pm

The Testing Sites are as follows:

Perot

Saturday              December 25, 2021         10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday                 December 26, 2021         10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday               December 27, 2021         10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday               December 28, 2021         10:00am – 4:00pm

Bulls Head

Saturday              December 25, 2021         10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday                 December 26, 2021         10:00am – 3:00pm
Monday               December 27, 2021         10:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday               December 28, 2021         10:00am – 3:00pm

Dockyard – Old AS Coopers

Monday               December 27, 2021         10:00am – 3:00pm

Pennos Wharf

Tuesday               December 28, 2021         10:00am – 3:00pm

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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. David says:

    Seventy-one [71%] of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days

    I will bet you a million bucks that 69% of the new cases are vaccinated, people.

    Unvaccinated people & Vaccinate people should quarantine for 10 days Period…

    • SandgrownAn says:

      You’re not very good, are you, at statistical analysis.

    • Otrwele says:

      Correct. Other countries like Thailand have some Sense! They still quarantine vaccinated persons for obvious reasons the rest of the so called modem world choose to ignore. They are the only ones traveling in and out of this country. So what happened to tighten measure at the border. Now we have a new variant in the country bought herr and that’s not anyone’s fault. But they still need to quarantine!

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “The 152 active cases is an increase of 90 since the previous test result release on December 16th, and the daily positive cases announced today are the highest daily positives since early October.”

    It’s a shame no one could have predicted this. Wait a minute …

  3. question says:

    For some reason they’re too busy to tell us Sunday’s and Monday’s results.

  4. Think Outside The Box says:

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

    Imported cases: 91% are fully vaccinated and 9% are not fully vaccinated
    Local/Under Investigation cases: 88% are fully vaccinated and 13% are not fully vaccinated

    “Seventy-one [71] of the new cases are classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days”

    Sooooo at what point are we going to ACCEPT that having the vaccine means NOTHING and protect the country by being sensible and having proper restrictions for EVERYONE?!!!??!!?!?!?! ‘History of travel within 14 days’ means they came back and got their Day 1 negative and took their COVID to other members of the public for possibly an additional 8-9 days… I’ll be waiting for the next 100+ results to come back today.

    Bunch of idiots running this country man. Do something other than curfew. Make sense of the decisions you are making. Think with your brain people – just because it’s easy doesn’t make it right. Everyone needs to be held accountable. They want us to continue doing the right thing then the Government needs to DO THE RIGHT THING!

    Increase the restrictions for vaccinated persons for travel and for safekey. They are the ones infecting the island. Not the unvaccinated because… SPOILER ALERT – unvaccinated persons are VERY restricted for travel. SMT. dumbness.

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