4 Deaths, 163 Positive, 196 Active, 8 In Hospital

August 3, 2022 | 13 Comments

The Ministry received 4376 test results — spanning 7 days — and 163 were positive, so there are now 196 known active cases, of which 8 people are in hospital, and the Ministry confirmed the sad news the island has recorded four more coronavirus-related deaths.

The 196 active cases are those that the Ministry is aware of, and it is generally accepted the actual number of active cases is likely higher.

“I am sad to report that Bermuda has had another four Coronavirus-related deaths,” 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.”

A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4376 test results, and 163 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 4%.

“These results are from testing done on:

  • Tuesday: 37 positive out of 912 results [4.1% positivity]
  • Wednesday: 20 positive out of 566 results [3.5% positivity]
  • Thursday: 13 positive out of 316 results [4.1% positivity]
  • Friday: 12 positive out of 523 results [2.3% positivity]
  • Saturday: 20 positive out of 517 results [3.9% positivity]
  • Sunday: 24 positive out of 849 results [2.8% positivity]
  • Monday: 38 positive out of 691 results [5.4% positivity]

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

“The additional 94 new cases are classified as either local transmission [72] or under investigation [22].

“Additionally, there were 226 recoveries.

August 3 2022 Covid Calendar Day

“There are 196 active cases, of which:

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

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 17356 coronavirus cases, out of which 17012 have recovered, and sadly there have been 148 coronavirus-related deaths.

“The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 79 are Imported
  • 77 are classified as local transmission
  • 40 are Under Investigation

“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 3680 are Imported
  • 13402 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 5768 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 7634 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 274 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 0.48.

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

Minister Wilson said. “Please remember that living safely with Covid means we must continue to follow public health guidance. We are not out of the woods yet with this pandemic. To avoid getting infected, wear a face mask and wash and sanitise your hands regularly. Maintain a 6ft physical distance from others.

“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. Increase fresh air ventilation wherever possible when indoors.”

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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. Ringmaster says:

    4 deaths “related to” Covid. Thoughts and prayers. Meanwhile there have been many more deaths due to all manner of issues, including old age and on the roads. Nothing. Crickets. Silence.

    Just political BS and trying to hang on to the Emergency Measures, control of the population and TAF. When will the Peoples Campaign realize they were used politically and tossed aside? No wonder there was a payoff for the pepper spraying. Bermuda needs a push back against the authoritarian rule of The Premier.

  2. Brian Fog says:

    When will the unvaccinated be allowed to enter Bermuda with the same border restrictions as a person that was ‘vaccinated’ over a year ago and now has zero vaccine efficacy?

    If you want to carry on the discrimination against unvaccinated Bermudians then you must give the people who are not ‘up to date’ with their Covid ‘vaccines’ the same border restrictions.

    At this point it is clearly unfair treatment of the unvaccinated.

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    NO, no no. COVID-19, and especially the Omicron variant, is no worse than a cold. I have been told so repeatedly by the experts who comment here.

    Those 4 people must have died of something else, like gunshot wounds or stab wounds.

    • Question says:

      They died WITH covid. There is nothing telling us what actually killed them.

      • Joe Bloggs says:

        Absolutely. The PLP Government is lying when it says “four more coronavirus-related deaths”. Got it.

        • LOL - the real one says:

          Question is correct. “coronavirus-related” means what exactly? According to the CDC’s website, and you have to look, only 6% of the deaths classified as being from covid are 100% death from covid. Meaning, that in 94% of the other deaths, covid was found but the cause of death is classified as “possible” and “probable.” After 17 years of an uncontested meaning, the CDC redefined how a death is counted in March 2020. What timing!

          Examples: A person gets hit and killed by a bus. Tests positive for covid, classified as probable. Tests negative for covid, but someone at home has covid, classified as a possible.

        • Question says:

          They’re not actually lying. You’re just too thick to understand what they’re actually saying.

  4. Brian Fog says:

    Entry into Bermuda for a tourist who had a Covid shot a year and a half ago that has indisputably ZERO PROTECTION now:

    Covid test 2 or 4 days prior to arrival (no on-island testing required)

    Entry into Bermuda for a Bermudian that had ZERO PROTECTION because they did not take a Covid shot:

    COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before arrival
    - PCR test on arrival (day 0)
    - 4-day quarantine
    - PCR quarantine exit test on day 4
    - Supervised antigen test on day 10

    This is what discrimination looks like. Remember that next time you vote!

    • saud says:

      “This is what discrimination looks like. Remember that next time you vote!”

      LOL…discrimination is never a problem, until it hits you.

      Your government/electorate is proud of their bigotry, they love to discriminate.

  5. Burtcoin says:

    What? …. No response from the vaccinated crew here lately?? Why… Is it not becoming blatantly obvious.. don’t forget we told you so. Lol. Smh….

    • sandgrownan says:

      I’ll bite, and start by saying you’re a moron. Along with every other anti-vax d’bag.

      If you want to read further I’ll proceed. There is plenty of peer reviewed literature around on COVID vaccine efficacy, lots of detail on variant and even regional variation. Side effects, what happens when you catch COVID and so on. The Lancet has a particularly good resource that collates much of this work in a handy, searchable webpage. Go look. You’ll learn something.

      It is indisputable that with the early variants vaccination programs saved lives both by reducing spread and minimising the effects of COVID. It’s accepted that wider access to vaccines, and fewer anti-vax nutjobs, would have further reduced the casualty rates. Remember, much of the early response was all about not overwhelming health care systems – many of which were stretched to breaking point.

      Is that still the case two years on? Probably not, as we move from a pandemic to an endemic situation. Should the TA still exist? No, Are government statistics meaningless? Yes. Should we be testing at entry? No.

      But for the anti-vax crowd to say “we told you so” is plain stupid.

      • Question says:

        The vaccine has no effect on whether you catch covid, and it’s debatable at best whether it does anything at all. Yet you cling to it with religious fervour. Got to believe in something, I guess.
        BTW, I’m not ‘anti-vax’ the label you throw around.

        • sandgrownan says:

          If you read what I said again, and go look at the Lancet (as one example of a resource that’s easily accessible) then you’ll understand the point I was making.

          I’ll quote the study’s finding: “COVID-19 vaccination has substantially altered the course of the pandemic, saving tens of millions of lives globally. However, inadequate access to vaccines in low-income countries has limited the impact in these settings, reinforcing the need for global vaccine equity and coverage.”

          Vaccine hesitancy is a global health threat and making broad brush statements that the “vaccine has no effect” and “it’s debatable..” fuels the conspiracy minded and the simple. It’s irresponsible and you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

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