The Ministry received 7897 test results — spanning 7 days — and 242 were positive, so there are now 293 active cases, of which 9 people are in hospital.
A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 7897 test results, and 242 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 3.0%.
“These results are from testing done on:
- Tuesday: 43 positive out of 1379 results [3.1% positivity]
- Wednesday: 25 positive out of 1019 results [2.5% positivity]
- Thursday: 25 positive out of 1130 results [2.2% positivity]
- Friday: 39 positive out of 939 results [4.2% positivity]
- Saturday: 20 positive out of 702 results [2.8% positivity]
- Sunday: 33 positive out of 1100 results [3.0% positivity]
- Monday: 57 positive out of 1628 results [3.5% positivity]
“49 of the new cases are classified as imported with history of travel in the previous 14 days.
“The additional 193 new cases are classified as either local transmission  or under investigation .
“Additionally, there were 156 recoveries and no deaths.
“There are 293 active cases, of which:
- 284 are under public health monitoring; and
- 9 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.
“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 13143 coronavirus cases, out of which 12719 have recovered, and sadly there have been 131 coronavirus-related deaths.
“The source of all active cases is as follows:
- 79 are Imported
- 88 are classified as local transmission
- 126 are Under Investigation
“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:
- 2512 are Imported
- 10304 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 4688 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
- 5616 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 327 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 .82.
“Since January 11, 2021, Bermuda residents have received a total of 129,931 vaccinations.
“Of the 129,931 vaccinations given as of April 16, 2022:
- 52% are women and,
- 48% are men
“87.0% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 85.7% are fully immunized.
“To date, 75.6% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 74.1% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].
“72.6% of those eligible for a booster have received their booster, and 7.8% of those with a booster have received a second booster dose.
“We are seeing an increased interest in persons wanting to get the Covid-19 vaccine so that they can travel as summer approaches,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “Many people are eager to travel again, and most countries have vaccine requirements.
“If you want to be vaccinated, please register your interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines. The Crisson building on Front Street across from the #5 car park is open for vaccinations until April 29, Monday – Friday only. Walk-ins are accepted.
“Covid-19 vaccinations are also available at the Hamilton Health Centre, 67 Victoria Street, every Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm. These vaccinations are by appointment only, with no walk-ins. You can get your 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Call 332-8906 for assistance in scheduling an appointment, or you can book online at www.gov.bm/vaccines.
“The Covid-19 virus is still in our community, and we need to all be responsible for our safety and the safety of others. Avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Continue to follow Public Health guidance, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, ensure proper ventilation indoors and maintain physical distance.”