105 Positive, 271 Active, 6 In Hospital, 1 Death

March 17, 2022

The Ministry received 3264 test results — spanning 3 days — and 105 were positive, so there are now 271 active cases, of which 6 people are in hospital, and the Ministry confirmed that the island has recorded another coronavirus related death, marking the 126th since the pandemic began.

“Sadly, Bermuda has had another Covid-19 related death,” said Minister of Health Kim Wilson. “I extend sincere condolences to the family and friends who recently lost a loved one in the circumstances related to this coronavirus. You are in our thoughts and prayers.”

“Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 3264 test results, and 105 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 3.2%.

“These results are from testing done on:

  • Sunday: 14 positive out of 460 results [3.0% positivity]
  • Monday: 58 positive out of 1325 results [4.4% positivity]
  • Tuesday: 33 positive out of 1479 results [2.2% positivity]

“Five of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.

“The additional 100 new cases are classified as either local transmission [48] or under investigation [52].

“Additionally, there were 90 recoveries.

March 17 2022 Covid Calendar Day

“There are 271 active cases, of which:

  • 265 are under public health monitoring; and
  • 6 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 12094 coronavirus cases, out of which 11697 have recovered, and sadly there have been 126 coronavirus-related deaths.

“The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 9 are Imported
  • 120 are classified as local transmission
  • 142 are Under Investigation

“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 2315 are Imported
  • 9405 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 4333 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 5072 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 374 are Under Investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. For 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 1.16.

Minister Wilson added: “Please remember that living safely with Covid means we must continue to follow public health guidance. Avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and maintain physical distance. Take an at-home antigen test before going to any events or out with friends and family.”

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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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