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621 Test Results, None Were Positive

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There were 621 test results received today and none were positive for Covid-19, so the total of confirmed positive cases remains at 153, with 5 cases remaining active.

A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 621 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for Covid-19.

”Bermuda has 153 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • there are 5 active cases, who are
  • all under active public health monitoring, and
  • none is hospitalized or in critical care;
  • a total of 139 have recovered,
  • the total deceased remains 9, and

”The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 59 and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 18 to 101 years.

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

”The source of all local cases is as follows:

  • 49 are Imported
  • 85 are Local transmission, with known contact
  • 19 are Local transmission with an unknown contact, and
  • none are under investigation

”Bermuda’s country status is “Sporadic Cases”. The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1.”

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “With the long weekend coming up, it has come to our attention that some persons are trying to get tests locally as a pre-departure test for their return. This is not permitted. Once you leave Bermuda and enter a jurisdiction with community transmission of COVID-19, you are at risk of being exposed.

“The pre-departure test needs to be taken in the place with community transmission. A test taken in Bermuda does not count as a pre-departure test for your return to Bermuda. Our enforcement teams will be vigilant of this to ensure adherence to the law and its spirit.

“Returning residents with a ‘pre-departure’ test taken before leaving Bermuda will quarantine for 4 days on their return, per the Quarantine [COVID-19] [No.3] Order 2020.”

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