There were 1634 test results received and 116 were positive for Covid-19 — 5 classified as imported, 20 as local transmission with known contact and 91 as under investigation — so there are now 871 active cases, with 28 people in hospital with 6 in ICU.
A Government spokesperson said, “There were 1634 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update and 116 were positive for COVID-19, yielding a positivity rate of 7.1%.
“Five of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:
- 2 residents who arrived on Delta Airlines DL 584 from Atlanta on 3 April 2021 and tested positive on their day 4 test;
- 1 resident who arrived on Jet Blue B62879 from Boston on 30 March 2021 and tested positive on their day 8 test;
- 1 resident who arrived on Jet Blue B62231 from New York on 30 March 2021 and tested positive on their day 8 test; and
- 1 resident who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on 30 March 2021 and tested positive on their day 8 test.
“20 of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with known cases.
“The additional 91 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.
“Additionally, since the last update, there were 24 recoveries and no deaths.
“There are 871 active cases, of which:
- 843 are under public health monitoring and
- 28 are in hospital with 6 in intensive care;
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 1773 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, out of these 888 have recovered and 14 have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.
“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 41 years [median: 40 years] and the ages range from less than 1 year to greater than 100 years.
“The mean age of all currently active cases is 41 years [median: 42 years] and the ages range from less than 10 years [age group: 0-9 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].
“The mean age of all hospitalized cases is 66 years [median: 67 years] and the ages range from less than 30 years [age group: 20-29 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].
“The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years [median: 77 years] and the ages range from less than 60 years [age group: 50-59 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].
“The source of all cases is as follows
- 260 are Imported
- 1062 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 968 are Local Transmission with known contact/source; and
- 94 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 451 are Under Investigation
“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.
“Of the over 200,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years [median: 42 years] and the ages range from less than 1 year to greater than 100 years.
“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is 1.05.
“Bermuda’s current WHO country status is Community Transmission.
Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson stated, “I am aware of voice notes and messages circulating in the community which are causing alarm for people. I will state again, if you have questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine talk to your doctor. Go to reliable sources for information, coronavirus.gov.bm, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, the World Health Organization or Public Health England are a few of the sites that provide current, accurate information.
“We must continue to work together to stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect our most vulnerable citizens. If you are unwell, please stay at home. Speak with your doctor and make an appointment to take a COVID-19 test.
“We are now in Phase 3 of Bermuda’s vaccination programme. If you haven’t already done so, register to get vaccinated. Visit coronavirus.gov.bm and click on the link at the top of the page to register. When you go to get your vaccine, please wear a proper mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
“On Sunday 11 April, the COVID-19 Call Centre phone lines will close early, at 3pm, to allow for a phone system upgrade to be completed. Members of the public who need assistance for coronavirus inquiries should send an email to email@example.com. If they need assistance for travel authorisations they should email firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone system will be operational, as normal, at 9am on Monday morning.”
Minister Wilson concluded, “Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app. If you haven’t already, register to get vaccinated.”