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Covid-19 Timeline

The timeline below provides a brief visual overview some of the developments in both Bermuda and around the world. It is in no way indicative of all developments, and is a work in progress, and will be updated as time passes. For ease of reading, it is colour coded – international updates are in blue, and Bermuda-specific updates are in pink. You can also see a global timeline, which updates daily here.

For a look at the same timeline providing entries in the opposite course of time – beginning with the detection of a pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China – click here.

Covid-19

2021
Jan 19

One More Positive, 69 Active Cases, Total Of 684

One More Positive, 69 Active Cases, Total Of 684

One more person — a resident who flew in from Miami on January 17th — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 684 confirmed positive cases, with 69 active.

Jan 18

13 New Cases, 73 Active, 683 Total

13 New Cases, 73 Active, 683 Total

There have been 13 more positive results — 10 classified as imported, 2 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 1 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 683 confirmed positive cases, 73 active, with six persons hospitalized.

Jan 18

Over 95 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 95 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 95 million, with over 2,032,000 deaths.

Jan 15

Three New Positive Cases, 75 Active, 670 Total

Three New Positive Cases, 75 Active, 670 Total

There have been three more positive results — one imported, one local transmission with known contact, and one under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 670 confirmed positive cases, 75 active, with six persons hospitalized.

Jan 15

Two Million Deaths Worldwide

Two Million Deaths Worldwide

The global death toll of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic reaches two million people, with more than 93 million cases around the world.

Jan 14

Three New Positives, 667 Total, 84 Active

Three New Positives, 667 Total, 84 Active

Bermuda has three new confirmed positive cases — one classified as imported by a resident, two classified as local transmission with known contact — so the Island now has a total of 667 confirmed positive cases with 84 active.

Jan 13

Three New Cases, 86 Active, 664 Total

Three New Cases, 86 Active, 664 Total

Bermuda now has a total of 664 confirmed positive cases, with 86 active, after three more people – one resident flew in from Miami, one resident arrived from London, and one resident flew in from the Azores — tested positive for Covid-19.

Jan 12

5 New Positive Cases, 91 Active, 661 Total

5 New Positive Cases, 91 Active, 661 Total

Five more people – one resident who flew in from Atlanta, two residents who flew in from New York, and two residents who flew in from Miami – tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 661 confirmed positive cases, with 91 active.

Jan 11

Four New Positives, 656 Total, 90 Active

Four New Positives, 656 Total, 90 Active

Bermuda has four new confirmed positive cases — two classified as imported, and two classified as local transmission with known contact, so the Island now has a total of 656 confirmed positive cases with 90 active.

Jan 11

Over 90 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 90 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 90 million, with over 1,936,000 deaths.

Jan 11

Over 150,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

Over 150,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

Bermuda has now done a total of 150,982 tests, with 150,326 negative and 656 positive results.

Jan 11

First Covid-19 Vaccinations In Bermuda

The first Covid-19 vaccinations in Bermuda started today, with seniors, hospital staff, and Premier David Burt, Opposition Leader Cole Simons, Minister of Health Kim Wilson, and Dr. Carika Weldon among the first people to get the vaccine.

Jan 09

Six New Cases, 89 Active, 652 Total

Six New Cases, 89 Active, 652 Total

There have been six more positive results — one classified as imported, and five classified as local transmission with known contact — so Bermuda now has a total of 652 confirmed positive cases, 89 active, with seven persons hospitalized.

Jan 08

5 New Positive Cases, 94 Active, 646 Total

5 New Positive Cases, 94 Active, 646 Total

There have been 5 more positive results — one imported, and four local transmission with known contact — so Bermuda now has a total of 646 confirmed positive cases, 94 active, with six persons hospitalized.

Jan 07

Government Confirm Twelfth Covid-19 Death

Government Confirm Twelfth Covid-19 Death

The Government has confirmed the sad news that another person has died, bringing Bermuda’s Covid-19 death toll to twelve.

Jan 07

Five New Positives, 641 Total, 91 Active

Five New Positives, 641 Total, 91 Active

Bermuda has five new confirmed positive cases — one classified as imported, and four classified as local transmission with known contact, so the Island now has a total of 641 confirmed positive cases with 91 active.

Jan 06

Four New Cases, 94 Active, 636 Total

Four New Cases, 94 Active, 636 Total

There have been four more positive results — one classified as imported, two classified as local transmission with known contact, and one under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 636 confirmed positive cases, 94 active, with five persons hospitalized.

Jan 05

Bermuda Records Eleventh Covid-19 Death

The Government has confirmed the sad news that another person has died due to Covid-19, bringing Bermuda’s death toll to eleven.

Jan 05

8 New Positive Cases, 99 Active, 632 Total

8 New Positive Cases, 99 Active, 632 Total

There have been 8 more positive results — 4 classified as imported, 2 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 2 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 632 confirmed positive cases, 99 active, with five persons hospitalized.

Jan 04

Two New Positives, 624 Total, 95 Active

Two New Positives, 624 Total, 95 Active

Bermuda has two new confirmed positive cases — one classified as local transmission with known contact, and one under investigation, so the Island now has a total of 624 confirmed positive cases with 95 active.

Jan 04

Over 85 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 85 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 85 million, with over 1,844,000 deaths.

Jan 02

18 New Cases, 134 Active, 622 Total

18 New Cases, 134 Active, 622 Total

There have been 18 more positive results — 7 classified as imported, 7 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 4 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 622 confirmed positive cases, 134 active, with three persons hospitalized.

2020
Dec 31

Two New Positive Cases, 149 Active, 604 Total

Two New Positive Cases, 149 Active, 604 Total

There have been two more positive results — one classified as local transmission with known contact, and one under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 604 confirmed positive cases, 149 active, with four persons hospitalized.

Dec 30

7 New Positives, 602 Total, 162 Active

7 New Positives, 602 Total, 162 Active

Bermuda has 7 new confirmed positive cases — 4 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 3 under investigation, so the Island now has a total of 602 confirmed positive cases, 162 active, with four people hospitalized.

Dec 29

14 New Cases, 164 Active, 595 Total

14 New Cases, 164 Active, 595 Total

There have been 14 more positive results — 6 classified as imported, 5 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 3 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 595 confirmed positive cases, 164 active, with five persons hospitalized.

Dec 27

Over 80 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 80 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 80 million, with over 1,766,000 deaths.

Dec 26

Bermuda Records 10th Covid-19 Death

Bermuda Records 10th Covid-19 Death

The Ministry of Health confirmed the sad news that Bermuda experienced a Covid-19 related death today, marking the first Covid-19 related death since May, and bringing Bermuda’s total Covid-19 death toll to ten.

Dec 26

20 New Positives, 581 Total, 177 Active

20 New Positives, 581 Total, 177 Active

Bermuda has 20 new confirmed positive cases — 3 imported, 13 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 4 under investigation, so the Island now has a total of 581 confirmed positive cases, 177 active, with five people hospitalized.

Dec 24

8 New Positive Cases, 214 Active, 561 Total

8 New Positive Cases, 214 Active, 561 Total

There have been 8 more positive results — 3 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 5 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 561 confirmed positive cases, 214 active, with three persons hospitalized.

Dec 22

Six New Cases, 553 Active, 253 Total

Six New Cases, 553 Active, 253 Total

There have been six more positive results — 3 classified as imported, 1 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 2 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 553 confirmed positive cases, 253 active, with four persons hospitalized.

Dec 21

20 New Positives, 547 Total, 251 Active

20 New Positives, 547 Total, 251 Active

Bermuda has 20 new confirmed positive cases — 7 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 13 under investigation, so the island now has a total of 547 confirmed positive cases, 251 active, with five persons hospitalized, one in critical care.

Dec 21

Changes Bermuda To ‘Very High Level’

Changes Bermuda To ‘Very High Level’

The United States CDC has changed Bermuda’s classification to “Level 4: Very High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda,” and said, “travelers should avoid all travel to Bermuda.”

Dec 19

11 New Positive Cases, 242 Active, 527 Total

11 New Positive Cases, 242 Active, 527 Total

There have been 11 more positive results — 3 imported, 3 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 5 under investigation. Bermuda now has a total of 527 confirmed positive cases, 242 active, with four persons hospitalized, one in critical care.

Dec 18

Over 75 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 75 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 75 million, with over 1,665,000 deaths.

Dec 17

Cases Within The Department Of Corrections

Cases Within The Department Of Corrections

The Ministry of National Security confirmed that there were positive Covid-19 cases within the Department of Corrections.

Dec 17

12 New Cases, 227 Active, 497 Total

12 New Cases, 227 Active, 497 Total

There have been 12 more positive results — 1 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 11 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 497 confirmed positive cases, with 227 active.

Dec 16

No Pre-Test Residents Fee Increased To $300

No Pre-Test Residents Fee Increased To $300

New regulations increase the fee for residents who are returning to the island without a Covid-19 pretest from $30 to $300.

Dec 15

11 New Positives, 467 Total, 208 Active

11 New Positives, 467 Total, 208 Active

Bermuda has 11 new confirmed positive cases — 3 imported, 3 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 5 under investigation — making a total of 467 confirmed positive cases to date, with 208 active.

Dec 14

25 New Positive Cases, 200 Active, 456 Total

25 New Positive Cases, 200 Active, 456 Total

There have been 25 more positive results — 4 imported, 4 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 17 under investigation — making a total of 456 confirmed positive cases, with 200 active.

Dec 13

40 New Positives, 431 Total, 184 Active

40 New Positives, 431 Total, 184 Active

There have been 40 more positive results — 1 imported, 3 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 36 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 431 confirmed positive cases, with 184 active.

Dec 12

Over 70 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 70 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 70 million, with over 1,600,000 deaths.

Dec 12

11pm – 5am Curfew Takes Effect

11pm – 5am Curfew Takes Effect

Due to a spike in cases, new regulations are in effect: a curfew from 11pm until 5am daily, all businesses required to close at 10pm, and the maximum people allowed to gather is reduced to 10.

Dec 11

Bus Service Suspended Until Further Notice

Bus Service Suspended Until Further Notice

After a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19, the bus service will be “suspended until further notice,” the Ministry confirmed.

Dec 09

BHB: Hospital Returns To “Restricted Visitation”

BHB: Hospital Returns To “Restricted Visitation”

Citing the “increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in the community,” the Bermuda Hospitals Board said that it is “returning to restricted visitation in its acute care units.”

Dec 09

10 New Positive Cases, 103 Active, 340 Total

10 New Positive Cases, 103 Active, 340 Total

There have been 10 more positive results — 7 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 3 under investigation — so Bermuda now has a total of 340 confirmed positive cases, with 103 active.

Dec 09

Public Schools Transition To Remote Learning

Public Schools Transition To Remote Learning

Bermuda’s Public Schools – pre-school, primary, middle, and senior schools – have suspended in school learning and transitioned to remote learning starting today until December 16th, end of term.

Dec 08

CedarBridge Staff & Students To Quarantine

CedarBridge Staff & Students To Quarantine

The Chief Medical Officer “directed that all students, teachers, and staff of CedarBridge Academy school be quarantined for 14 days.”

Dec 08

Bermuda College Student Tests Positive, Campus Closed

Bermuda College Student Tests Positive, Campus Closed

Bermuda College confirmed that a “student has tested positive for the coronavirus” and said that while classes concluded for the semester last week it “was decided, out of an abundance of caution, to close the campus.”

Dec 08

24 New Positive, 98 Active, 330 Total

24 New Positive, 98 Active, 330 Total

There have been 24 more positive results — 1 imported, 16 classified as local transmission with known contact, and 7 under investigation — making a total of 330 confirmed positive cases, with 98 active.

Dec 08

Travellers To Wear Wristbands For 14 Days

Travellers To Wear Wristbands For 14 Days

Effective today, new regulations require “each person 16 years and above who is landed in Bermuda shall, upon arrival, be required to wear a Traveller Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay.”