COVID-19 Daily Release 9 March 2021

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Good day.

The Ministry of Health received 258 test results since the last update, and none were positive for COVID-19.

Additionally, since the last update, there were no recoveries.

There are currently 22 active cases, of which;

  • All 22 are under public health monitoring and;
  • None are in the hospital.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 724 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 690 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 43 years (median: 40 years) and the ages range from less than 1 year to greater than 100 years.

The mean age of all currently active cases is 42 years (median: 45 years) and the ages range from less than 30 years (age group: 20-29 years) to greater than 50 years (age group: 50-59 years).

The mean age of all deceased cases is 75 years (median: 77 years) and the ages range from less than 60 years (age group: 50-59 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 years).

The source of all cases is as follows:

  • 214 are imported
  • 508 are classified as local transmission of which:
  • 416 are local transmission with known contact/source and
  • 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • Two are under investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

Of the over 170,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years (median:  42 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is below one (1), and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.

“This pandemic is not over, but as more and more people get vaccinated, our island is getting safer,” said Kim Wilson, JP, MP. “However, we must remain vigilant to avoid another serious outbreak.”

“Outbreaks occur when members of our community do not follow public health guidelines. We have to continue wearing masks and avoid the “three Cs”, closes places, crowded spaces, and close-contact settings where the virus can easily spread.”

“We all have a responsibility to adhere to the public health guidelines, and we should also get into the habit of getting tested. Testing is free, and it lets you know what your status is, which is important.”