COVID-19 Update 6 July 2021
The Ministry of Health received 7,346 test results since the last update and five (5) were positive for COVID-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.1%.
These results are from testing done on Thursday (1 positive out of 2,198 results (0.05% positivity)); Friday (3 positive out of 1,808 results (0.2% positivity)); Saturday (0 positive out of 1,953 results (0.0% positivity)); and Sunday (1 positive out of 1,387 results (0.1% positivity))
All five of the new cases are classified as imported.
The first case is a resident who arrived on SATA Azores Airlines S4227 from Azores on 27 June 2021 and tested positive on their Day 4 test. The second is a resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 28 June 2021 and tested positive on their Day 4 test. The third is a resident who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on 29 June 2021 in quarantine who became symptomatic and was tested on Day 3. The fourth case is a non-resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 2 July 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. And the fifth case is a non-resident who arrived on British Airways BA 159 from London on 4 July 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.
Additionally, there were two recoveries and no deaths.
There are currently 15 active cases, of which:
- 15 are under public health monitoring and
- 0 are in hospital with 0 in intensive care.
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,521 total confirmed cases of COVID-19. Out of those, a total of 2,473 have recovered, and sadly there were 33 COVID-related deaths.
The source of all cases is as follows:
- 325 are Imported
- 2,193 are classified as local transmission of which:
- 1,697 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
- 496 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
- 3 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 less than 1. Bermuda’s current WHO country status is “Sporadic Cases”. The Ministry of Health continues to encourage members of the public who wish to be vaccinated to visit the KEMH Vaccination Centre. Walk-ins appointments are now being accepted. Hours of operation are from Monday – Friday, 4pm – 8pm. And on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 12 noon. We have completed the twenty-fifth full week of vaccinations.
Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 81,845 vaccinations. As of July 3, 52% of those vaccinated are women and 48% are men. Of our most vulnerable group, 87% of those over 80 years old have had one or both vaccine doses, and 80% of those between 65 and 79 years old have had one or two doses. To date, 64.9% of the total population has been vaccinated (1 dose), and 63.2% of the population has been immunized (2 doses).
The Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson reminded, “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. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There is a wealth of information about the vaccines online at gov.bm.”