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423 Test Results Received, 1 Positive

The Ministry received 423 test results and one was positive for Covid-19 — which is classified as under investigation — so the island currently has 28 active cases.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 423 test results since the last update, and one [1] was positive for COVID-19. The one [1] new case is classified as under investigation. This case is a resident 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 two [2] recoveries.

“There are currently 28 active cases, of which;

  • All 28 are under public health monitoring and;
  • None are in the hospital.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 732 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 692 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.

“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years [median: 40 years], and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

“The mean age of all currently active cases is 40 years [median: 42 years], and the ages range from less than 30 years [age group: 20-29 years] to greater than 70 years [age group: 70-79 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:

  • 218 are imported
  • 510 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 418 are local transmission with known contact/source and
  • 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 4 are under investigation

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

“Of the over 180,000 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 below one [1], and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.

“As of 10 March 2021, 17,395 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, and 10,332 are fully immunized, for a total of 27,727 vaccinations. 27% of Bermuda’s population is now vaccinated, and of them, 16% is immunized. This represents an increase of 6340 vaccinations since our last report on 2 March.”

“There were 2,312 online registrations during Feb. 28-March 6, bringing the total to 23,189, 45% are white, 25 % are black, 19% Other, and 11 % mixed.”

“Thanks again to everyone who has come out for the walk-in vaccinations over the past two days,” said Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Minister of Health. “The Bermuda College vaccination centre will accept walk-ins again tomorrow, 12 March, for those persons 65 years and older who are unable to register for the vaccination on line. In addition, we are also accepting walk-ins for those persons 50 or older, however again, please note that priority will be given to those 65 and older. Walk-in appointments are from 3 pm to 6:45 pm. Bermuda College will not accept walk-ins on Saturday.”

“The last walk-in vaccination on the weekdays will be at 6:45 pm. Anyone at the vaccination centre after 6:45 pm will be given an appointment for the next available opening on the schedule. To make the process quicker, please Register Online at https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/ prior to your arrival.”

“However, if you are unable to register online and are 50 years of age or older, you will be able to walk-in and receive your vaccination at the Bermuda College Vaccination Centre. All you need to do is to bring a photo ID, such as a driver’s licence. We urge all persons 50 and over who have not yet been vaccinated to take advantage of this opportunity. Please note that the Bermuda Hospitals Board vaccination centreis not accepting walk-ins.”