Ministry of Health COVID-19 Update December 21 2020

COVID-19 Update Daily Release 21 December 2020

Monday, December 21st, 2020
There were 3008 test results received by the Ministry of Health over the weekend and 20 were positive for COVID-19.
Seven 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, 11 cases have recovered since the last update.
Bermuda now has 547 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows.
There are 251 active cases, of which:

  • 246 are under public health monitoring and
  • 5 are hospitalized with 1 in critical care;
  • a total of 287 have recovered, and
  • the total deceased remains 9.

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median: 39 years) and the age range is less than 1 year to 101 years.
The mean age of all currently active cases is 36 years (median: 31 years) and the age range is less than 5 years to 92 years.
To protect privacy and confidentiality, the average age and age range of the hospitalized cases will not be provided.
The mean age of all deceased cases is 74 years (median: 74 years) and the age range is 57 to 91 years.
The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 145 are Imported
  • 319 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 297 are Local transmission, with known contact/source and
  • 22 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 83 are Under Investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.
Today’s update has 12 cases moved from under investigation to local transmission with a known contact/source as associated with known cases/clusters.
The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is less than 1 (0.87) and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.
The Minister of Health the Hon. Kim Wilson JP MP said: “I wish to remind all travellers that they are subject to restrictions on their movements and activities until they receive a negative Day 14 COVID-19 test result. In particular, returning students should be careful of mixing with local students and family members while on island, prior to their negative Day 14 COVID-19 test result. Similarly, those travelling for business should take the necessary precautions when returning and interacting with family and friends.”