In addition to the extremely sad news that the island has recorded another Covid-19 related death, the Ministry also confirmed that there were 20 new positive cases, so the island has now had a total of 581 positive cases to date, with 177 active cases and 5 people hospitalized.
A spokesperson said, There were 2460 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update and 20 were positive for COVID-19.
“Three of the new cases are classified as imported with details as follows:
- 1 non-resident who arrived on BA 2233 from London on 17 December 2020
- 1 non-resident who arrived on DL 584 from Atlanta on 23 December 2020
- 1 resident who arrived on BA 2233 from London on 23 December 2020
“Thirteen of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact/source as associated with known cases/clusters.
“The remaining new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified links to other known cases or clusters or history of travel in the past 14 days.
“Additionally, since the last update, 56 cases have recovered and 1 has died.
“Bermuda now has 581 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows.
“There are 177 active cases, of which
- 172 are under public health monitoring and
- 5 are hospitalized with none in critical care;
- a total of 394 have recovered, and
- the total deceased is now 10.
“The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years [median: 40 years] and the age range is less than 1 year to greater than 100 years.
“The mean age of all currently active cases is 39 years [median: 36 years] and the age range is less than 5 years [age group: 1-4 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].
“The mean age of all hospitalized cases is 59 years [median: 54 years] and the age range is less than 40 years [age group: 30-39 years] to greater than 80 years [age group: 80-100 years].
“The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years [median: 77 years] and the age range is 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:
- 151 are Imported
- 348 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 322 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
- 26 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 82 are Under Investigation
“As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. Today’s update has 2 cases moving from under investigation to local transmission with known contact/source and 4 cases moving from under investigation to local transmission with unknown contact/source.
“The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1 [0.56] and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.
Minister Wilson added, “I am urging the entire island to please not underestimate the ferocity of this virus. It doesn’t care who you are – young, old, black, white, rich, or poor; all of us should see this virus for the threat that it is and act to protect ourselves and our community. Do not think that because you are young, you are invincible; you are not. Do not gather in groups greater than ten; do not visit vulnerable persons outside of your household – particularly if you have recently returned from travel abroad; wear your mask when spending time with anyone outside of your household; practice physical distancing; and abide by the curfew.”