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6,362 Test Results, Zero New Cases

The Ministry received 6,362 test results spanning three days of testing and zero were positive for Covid-19, with the Minister noting that three days of negative results is “cause for cautious optimism.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 6,362 test results since the last update and zero [0] were positive for Covid-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.0%.

“These results are from testing done on Monday [0 positive out of 2,184 results [0.00% positivity]]; Tuesday [0 positive out of 2,030 results [0.0% positivity]]; and Wednesday [0 positive out of 2,148 results [0.0% positivity]].

“Additionally, there were four [4] recoveries and no deaths.

“There are currently 11 active cases, of which:

  • 11 are under public health monitoring, and
  • 0 are in hospital with 0 in intensive care.

“Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,521 total confirmed cases of Covid-19. Out of those, a total of 2,477 have recovered, and sadly there were 33 Covid-related deaths.

“The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 325 are Imported
  • 2,193 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 1,697 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 496 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 3 are Under Investigation

“For information regarding age distributions, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-Covid19-update .

“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1. Bermuda’s current WHO country status is “Sporadic Cases”.

Today the Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “Monday to Wednesday’s negative Covid results are cause for cautious optimism. I want to thank the community for continuing to do their part in following the guidelines to ensure they are keeping themselves and their families safe. I wish to add that the KEHM Vaccination Centre is open for appointments and walk-ins Monday to Friday from 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm, and Saturday from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm. The Centre is closed on Sunday. Also, Bermuda’s young people, who have not been vaccinated, are encouraged to speak with their doctor and make an informed decision. In the coming weeks the Ministry of Health will provide updates and answer any questions our young people may have about getting the Covid-19 vaccination.”