COVID-19 Daily Release April 17,2021
Saturday, April 17th, 2021
The Ministry of Health received 1357 test results since the last update and 63 were positive for coronavirus, yielding a test positivity rate of 4.6%.
One of the new cases is classified as imported with details as follows:
- One resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 15 April, 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.
28 of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with known cases.
The additional 34 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.
Additionally, since the last update, there were 42 recoveries and one death.
There are 868 active cases, of which:
- 831 are under public health monitoring and
- 37 are in hospital with 7 in intensive care;
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2123 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1237 have recovered, and 18 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.
The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is below 1 (0.92).
The Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP stated, “Sadly, Bermuda has experienced another COVID-19 death. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Bermuda to 18.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda I extend my condolences and prayers for support to the family and friends of the person who has died. The Ministry will not release personal details about the individual and I ask the public to respect the privacy of the family as they mourn their loved one.”
“We know the COVID-19 vaccine saves lives and is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you haven’t already done so, please speak to your doctor about the vaccine; and if advised, please register to get vaccinated at coronavirus.gov.bm. Having the vaccine does not necessarily stop you from getting a coronavirus infection but it does lessen the severity of the symptoms and greatly minimises the risk of hospitalisation or death.
“If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (which includes cough, tiredness, headache, muscle ache and sore throat) please contact your doctor and make an appointment to get tested. Likewise, if you have been in contact with someone who has these symptoms, immediately make an appointment to get tested.
Minister Wilson concluded, “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 WeHealth Bermuda app. If you haven’t already done so, register to get vaccinated – because vaccinations work.”