COVID-19 Daily Release 1 June 2021
The Ministry of Health received 1145 test results since the last update, and none were positive for COVID-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.0%.
Additionally, there was one (1) recovery and no deaths.
There are currently 19 active cases, of which;
- 18 are under public health monitoring and;
- One in the hospital, with none in intensive care.
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2494 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 2442 persons have recovered, and sadly, 33 COVID related deaths.
The source of all cases is as follows:
- 305 are Imported
- 2173 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 1679 are Local Transmission with known contact/source and
- 494 are Local Transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 17 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 .27.
Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.
With respect to the Vaccination Campaign, we have completed the twentieth full week of vaccinations. Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 70,731 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 71,114 if you include vaccinations on Sunday May 30th and Monday May 31st as well!
Of the 70,731 vaccinations given as of May 29th:
- 52% are women, and,
- 48% are men.
78.8% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 73.6% are fully immunized.
To date, 58.3% of the population has been vaccinated (1 dose), and 52.1% of the population has been immunized (2 doses).
Bermuda will move into phase 3 on its road map to recovery on June 6, 2021.
- The night-time curfew will be changed to 12am to 5am.
- Recreational Boating will be allowed between 5am and 11pm. Boat occupants are allowed to stay overnight but must remain on the boat, which must be moored, berthed or anchored from 11pm to 5am. Boaters must remain on the boat through night-time curfew. Raft ups are not allowed.
- Commercial Boating is allowed and not limited by group size restrictions. Boat capacity is limited per Marine & Ports licensing for Island Boats.
- Large Gatherings will have a maximum of 50 people. The Minister of National Security will have the ability to issue exemptions to gathering size maximum.
- Retail businesses and grocery stores can open with no limitations on capacity.
- Bars, restaurants, nightclubs and sports/members clubs can open for table seated, indoor service as well as seated bar service. Table service is restricted to a maximum of 10 persons per table, and tables must be spaced 6ft apart.
- Weddings, funerals, and domestic partnerships are allowed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies with a maximum of 50 people. Wakes and receptions are allowed up to a maximum of 50 people. Masks must be worn.
- Religious Services can resume indoor services. The maximum gathering size does not apply, provided public health measures are applied. Congregations must wear masks at all times; officiants and choirs must wear masks if unable to maintain 6ft physical distance.
- Gyms are open with equipment spaced 6ft apart. Staff, personal trainers and patrons must wear a mask when not working out and must maintain 6ft physical distance. Outdoor classes to maintain 6ft physical distance.
- Personal Services: barbershops, beauty salons, spas, massage therapists can open and provide services that require face masks to be removed. Staff must wear masks at all times.
- Event Facilities, i.e. Movie theatres, library, galleries, etc. can open with a maximum of 50 people.
“Bermuda is slowly and cautiously opening, and we are seeing light at the end of this tunnel, but it is critical that all public health guidelines remain to be followed,” said the Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP.
“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealthBermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”