1 Death, 266 Positive, 307 Active, 18 In Hospital

July 20, 2022 | 22 Comments

The Ministry received 4020 test results — spanning 7 days — and 266 were positive, so there are now 307 active cases, of which 18 people are in hospital, and the Ministry confirmed that the island has recorded a coronavirus-related death, bringing the total to 142 since the pandemic began in 2020.

Last week Wednesday the Government said there were 28 people in hospital and on Friday the Premier said there were 56 people in the hospital. Following the Premier’s statement, the hospital said, “56 people on Friday would be consistent with our entire patient population, including acute care, critical care, and long term care across both KEMH and MWI. The figure of 28 from Government’s Wednesday update relates to the number of people in acute and critical care at KEMH only.”

Bernews asked the Ministry for clarification on the hospital figures, as today states 18, and a Ministry spokesperson said, “As per prior reports via ESU, the hospitalizations include those persons hospitalized in acute care wards only. It does not include BHB long term care, MWI or residential facilities.”

“I am sad to report that Bermuda has had another coronavirus-related death,” said Acting Minister of Health, Jason Hayward. “I extend sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased.”

A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4020 test results, and 266 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 7%.

“These results are from testing done on:

  • Tuesday: 68 positive out of 751 results [9.1% positivity]
  • Wednesday: 35 positive out of 628 results [5.6% positivity]
  • Thursday: 51 positive out of 612 results [8.3% positivity]
  • Friday: 40 positive out of 583 results [6.9% positivity]
  • Saturday: 17 positive out of 320 results [5.3% positivity]
  • Sunday: 23 positive out of 569 results [4.0% positivity]
  • Monday: 32 positive out of 557 results [5.7% positivity]

“107 of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days. The additional 159 new cases are classified as either local transmission [62] or under investigation [97]. Additionally, there were 338 recoveries and one death.

July 20 2022 Covid Calendar Day

“There are 307 active cases, of which:

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

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 16988 coronavirus cases, out of which 16539 have recovered, and sadly there have been 142 coronavirus-related deaths.

“The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 122 are Imported
  • 75 are classified as local transmission
  • 110 are Under Investigation

“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 3502 are Imported
  • 13107 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 5667 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 7440 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 379 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 0.56.

“For information regarding other conditions being reported to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/health-information.”

“Most people are ready to move past the pandemic, but COVID-19 is still widespread in our community, and around the world. The virus continues to evolve, and we see rapid transmission on the island,” said Acting Health Minister Hayward.

“The main symptoms are a sore throat, body aches and headaches, and, also, blocked or runny nose, cough, hoarse voice, sneezing, fatigue and muscle aches. Mild symptoms are still symptoms to be concerned about. Stay home if you have any symptoms. It often takes a few days to test positive after you get symptoms.

“As Minister Wilson stated last week, Covid-19 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which was reconfirmed by the World Health Organisation last week.

“To avoid the risks of getting infected, wear a face mask, practice good hand hygiene, and maintain physical distance. Importantly, ensure there is proper ventilation when you are indoors. Fresh air ventilation is essential for any building or internal space and protects all of us from infections such as COVID. We should all increase fresh air ventilation wherever possible when indoors. Take an at-home antigen test before going to Cup Match or any event or gathering.”

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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
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  1. Ringmaster says:

    So basically the Minister of Health is providing false information on the numbers in hospital. Big difference between 56 and 18. Has the Minister ever explained “in hospital” does not mean all people but just those at a particular location? If those numbers are false then it’s likely other numbers are false. Why bother with any of this charade? Stick with the “I don’t have that information with me”. That is believable and expected.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “So basically the Minister of Health is providing false information on the numbers in hospital.”

      On what basis do you say the Minister is providing “false information”?

      Is it so hard to believe that 38 people might have recovered from COVID-19 and been discharged from KEMH?

      • Burtcoin says:

        Your right. No it’s not hard to believe.
        Recovered from what ? A broken leg but tested positive with covid upon admission? This is the problem with the data as well they will count anything .

        • Ringmaster says:

          @ Joe Bloggs. On Friday the Premier said there were 56 people in hospital, so you’re OK that 38 recovered in 4 days? If so they can’t have been that serious and shouldn’t have been clogging up the hospital. The 56 were used politically to support the extension of the emergency powers act. Rather like the inflation figures and cost of living stats, more false numbers put out by the Government.

          • Joe Bloggs says:

            I get it. You won’t believe anything the PLP Government might say.

  2. Brian Fog says:

    Time to stop this fear-mongering. It’s time to move Bermuda forward like the U.K, Europe and many, many other countries.

    It’s also time to stop discriminating against the unvaccinated. You all know as well as we do the efficacy of these so called vaccines is pathetic. No healthy person is willing to keep ‘up to date’ and inject this garbage in their bodies every 3-4 months

    End the TA. End the discrimination and for God sake please move us forward!

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “You all know as well as we do the efficacy of these so called vaccines is pathetic.”

      No. Not “all” of us know that. Some of us take the time to learn the science behind the vaccines.

      Your comment that “the efficacy of these so called vaccines is pathetic” appears misleading. How do you measure the efficacy of a vaccine?

      • question says:

        “How do you measure the efficacy of a vaccine?”

        That’s what we’re down to. If you don’t like the answer, change the question.

        We were first told the vaccines were 90+% effective in stopping infection. Now, we know they make hardly any difference to whether an individual becomes infected.

        The ‘settled science’ turns out to be largely a matter of politics, opinion, and agenda.

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          “We were first told the vaccines were 90+% effective in stopping infection.”

          I don’t know who told you that, and I very much doubt it was Pfizer or any other pharmaceutical company. The vaccines are to prevent you from dying from the effects of COVID-19, they do not prevent a person from acquiring COVID-19.

          Hence your confusion.

          • Question says:

            From November 2020:
            “Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 among those without evidence of prior infection, hailing the development as “a great day for science and humanity.”

            “I think we can see light at the end of the tunnel,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla told CNBC’s Meg Tirrell on “Squawk Box.”

            There really is no debate about it. That was the claim.

            • Joe Bloggs says:

              So you say, without a link to a URL.

              I guess we just have to accept your word as gospel

              • Question says:

                I just gave the link in a separate post, in case using Google is beyond you. I’m not sure if the link will work.

                From the same article, the Fauci statement (which was repeated many times) that a vaccine would be unacceptable, not regarded as effective, if it were less than 50% effective in preventing disease.
                Yet here we are, with no expectation that vaccines prevent disease at all. The goalposts certainly moved.
                “Scientists are hoping for a coronavirus vaccine that is at least 75% effective, while White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has said one that is 50% or 60% effective would be acceptable.”

              • Question says:

                You’ve gone all quiet Joe Bloggs. Normally you have so much to say.

        • sandgrownan says:

          “We were first told the vaccines were 90+% effective in stopping infection.”

          That was true with earlier strains, perhaps less so now. They do make a difference, however, on what happens if you contract COVID.

  3. Question says:

    So yet again, Kim Wilson has not the faintest idea what she is talking about.

  4. Unbelievable says:

    Question and Brian Fog, you really don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re just saying “stuff”.

    • question says:

      There were not at any point 56 patients in hospital due to covid.

      • Joe Bloggs says:

        question, does your information come from the Bermuda Hospitals Board?

    • Brian Fog says:

      I research a lot and can back it all up. Now, go back to watching CNN, MSNBC and all that other MSM nonsense and push some more experimental drugs in. You’ll be fine, I’m sure.

      • sandgrownan says:

        You said “MSM”..and immediately invalidate any argument you are trying to make.

        You know, the moon landings were faked. And JFK is still alive.

      • Unbelievable says:

        lol no you don’t.

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