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40 New Positives, 184 Active

There were 40 new positive Covid-19 results, so Bermuda now has 431 total confirmed positive cases to date, with 184 active.

A Government spokesperson said, “There were 2181 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update and 40 were positive for COVID-19.

“One of the new cases is classified as imported – a non-resident who arrived via private jet from the United States on 10 December 2020 and tested positive on their arrival test.

“Three of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact/source as associated with known cases/clusters.

There have been around 170 new cases announced so far this month, a look at the date/amount announced per day

“The remaining new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no history of travel or currently identified links to other known cases or clusters.

“Bermuda now has 431 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • · there are 184 active cases, of which
  • · 182 are under public health monitoring and
  • · 2 are hospitalized with 1 in critical care;
  • · a total of 238 have recovered, and
  • · the total deceased remains 9.

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 45 years (median: 41 years) and the age range is 0 to 101 years.

The mean age of all currently active cases is 35 years (median: 31 years) and the age range is 0 to 74 years.

To protect privacy and confidentiality, the average age and age range of the hospitalized cases will not be provided.

The average age of all deceased cases is 74 years and the age range is 57 to 91 years.

The source of all cases is as follows:

  • · 130 are Imported
  • · 209 are Local transmission, with known contact/source
  • · 21 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source, and
  • · 71 are Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is greater than 1 [1.92] and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.

Minister of Health Kim Wilson said: “I want to remind people to please be patient about the receipt of test results due to the high volume of tests we are currently doing.

“And, to those individuals who attended the funeral of Charles Henry Eugene Eberly on Saturday, 28 November 2020 at Malabar and have previously been tested at Perot Testing Centre, please note that you must test out at day 14. Those who must test out at day 14 can do so tomorrow, 14 December at Perot Testing Centre.

“Specific details will be sent to those individuals via their emails this evening to enable them to make an appointment for tomorrow. For those individuals who are waiting to test out, please remain in quarantine and adhere to the public health guidelines. Your actions are critical to reducing the amount of COVID-19 cases in our community.”