The Ministry received 4740 test results — spanning 4 days — and 139 were positive, so there are now 257 active cases, of which 9 people are in hospital, and the Ministry confirmed that the island has recorded another coronavirus related death, marking the 125th since the pandemic began.
“Bermuda is recording another coronavirus related death today,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased.”
“Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4740 test results, and 139 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 2.9%.
“These results are from testing done on:
- Wednesday: 49 positive out of 1653 results [3.0% positivity]
- Thursday: 36 positive out of 1444 results [2.5% positivity]
- Friday: 37 positive out of 928 results [4.0% positivity]
- Saturday: 17 positive out of 715 results [2.4% positivity]
“4 of the new cases are classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.
“The additional 135 new cases are classified as either local transmission  or under investigation .
“Additionally, there were 105 recoveries.
“There are 257 active cases, of which:
- 248 are under public health monitoring; and
- 9 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 11989 coronavirus cases, out of which 11607 have recovered, and sadly there have been 125 coronavirus-related deaths.
“The source of all active cases is as follows:
- 14 are Imported
- 101 are classified as local transmission
- 142 are Under Investigation
“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
- 2315 are Imported
- 9208 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 4285 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
- 5023 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 366 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 1.18.
“It is important to remember that as more and more people are returning to work, business leaders must do their due diligence to ensure that employees are adequately protected when returning to work,” said Minister Wilson.
“Specifically, protocols must be in place to protect workers if select employees display symptoms of Covid-19, have been identified as a known or suspected Covid-19 case, or have been on close physical contact with a known or suspected Covid-19 case. Covid-19 guidance for workplaces can be found here https://www.gov.bm/Covid-19-guidance-all-workplaces.
“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.”