COVID-19 Update – August 5

Ministry of Health Press Release – August 5th, 2020

Today there were 734 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for COVID-19.

Bermuda has 157 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • there are now 4 active cases, who are
  • all under active public health monitoring, and
  • none is hospitalized or in critical care;
  • a total of 144 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 source of all local cases is as follows:

  • 53 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 the Hon. Kim Wilson JP MP said, “I am extremely pleased to announce that the new, permanent testing site for travelers opened in Hamilton today at the historic Perot Post Office. The Ministry of Health and Public Works teams that put this together so quickly did a phenomenal job and the improvements have already been felt by both staff and travelers presenting for their required COVID tests. I visited today and the facility is perfectly located, beautifully set up, and enjoys plenty of shade for persons waiting for their turn. My deepest thanks goes to the incredible individuals and teams who made this happen.”

Minister Wilson added: “The Ministry of Health is seeking medical personnel to assist our testing teams with the swabbing of individuals for COVID-19. The testing teams are increasingly stretched due to the volume of travelers arriving in Bermuda on a daily basis. In particular, we are seeking persons with a background in medicine, nursing and dentistry (retired, practicing or students in-training), as well as Emergency Medical Technicians.  Individuals will be compensated for their time and should contact coronavirus@gov.bm for more information or to express an interest.”