Ministry of Health COVID-19 Update August 24

COVID-19 Update – 24 August

Monday, August 24th, 2020
COVID-19 Updates

Between Sunday and today there were 1,493 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and one was positive for COVID-19. The latest positive case is classified  as local transmission as the new positive was a known contact of a previously confirmed case.

Bermuda has had 168 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • 150 have recovered, and
  • there are 9 active cases, who are
  • all under active public health monitoring;
  • none is hospitalized or in critical care, and
  • the total deceased remains 9.

The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 58 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:

  • 61 are Imported
  • 86 are Local transmission, with known contact
  • 19 are Local transmission with an unknown contact, and
  • 2 are under investigation

Bermuda’s country status is “Sporadic Cases”. The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1.

In light of recent cases, the Department of Health since last week has visited the sites where a positive case was known to have been. This included a number of restaurants, a gym, and a leisure boat. Staff visited for contact tracing purposes, to answer any questions or concerns from individuals working in those venues and to ensure that appropriate cleaning and health protocols were in place.