The island currently has a total of 15 active cases, and six of those are classified as the Delta variant.
Speaking at the Government’s Covid-19 press conference last night [June 29], Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ayo Oyinloye explained that 6 of the active cases are the Delta variant, 5 are the Beta variant and 4 are currently classified as Undetermined.
Premier David Burt said, “While it is disappointing to now have the Delta variant on our shores, it solidifies our need for vigilance. We are fortunate to have a sound and accessible testing programme for anyone who wishes to know their status. I encourage Bermudians to take advantage of this, get tested, know their status, and encourage their family and friends to do so as well.”
CNN reported, “The more transmissible Delta variant has spread to almost every state in the US, fueling health experts’ concerns about Covid-19 spikes. The variant is expected to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.”