Ministry of Health COVID-19 Update September 18 2020

COVID-19 Update September 18, 2020

September  18, 2020

Today there were 864 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and two were positive for COVID-19. The most recent cases are both among returning residents, one having returned on the British Airways flight on 16 September 2020 and one having returned on the Delta flight from Atlanta on 17 September 2020. Both cases are isolated and contact tracing has begun.

“Bermuda now has 180 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

  • there are 7 active cases, who are
  • all under public health monitoring, and
  • none are hospitalized or in critical care;
  • a total of 164 have recovered, and
  • the total deceased remains 9.

“The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 57 and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 10 to 101 years.

“The average age of all deceased cases is 74 and the age range is 57 to 91 years.

“The source of all local cases is as follows:

  • 69 are Imported
  • 90 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.”