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Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021

34 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 25 March

34 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 25 March

The Ministry of Health received 1191 test results since the last update, and 34 were positive for COVID-19. One of the new cases are classified as imported by a resident who arrived on Jet Blue B62231 from New York on 19 March 2021 and tested positive on their Day four (4) test.
Fifteen of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as they are associated with known cases. The additional 18 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.

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

There are currently 184 active cases, of which;

· All 184 are under public health monitoring and;

· None are in the hospital, and none in critical care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 914 total confirmed cases of COVID-19; out of those, 718 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.

The mean age of all confirmed positive cases is 41 years (median: 39 years), and the ages range from less than one year to greater than 100 years.

The mean age of all currently active cases is 32 years (median: 32 years), and the ages range from less than ten years (age group: 0-9 years) to greater than 80 years (age group: 80-100 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:

· 238 are Imported

· 627 are classified as local transmission of which:

· 535 are local transmission with known contact/source and

· 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source

· 49 are under investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

Of the over 190,000 test results reported, the mean age of all persons tested is 43 years (median: 42 years), and the ages range from less than one (1) year to greater than 100 years.

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

“Please stay home if you have been told to quarantine,” said Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Minister of Health “I realise I may sound like a broken record, but this needs to be repeated often.”

“Persons in quarantine are required to stay home for 14 days, and separate themselves from others within their household (particularly those at high risk of catching the virus), monitor their health, and follow public health guidelines. The more you circulate, the more chances the virus gets to circulate. When you isolate you decrease the opportunity for this virus to spread.”

“If you are in quarantine, you must not attend social engagements, your place of employment, public places, public transport, grocery stores, etc. Non-essential visitors must not enter the home. For children in quarantine, the child’s main caregiver(s) and close contacts within the home, who cannot separate from the child (separate bedroom and bathroom, no common spaces), must also remain at home.

“Other household members, including brothers and sisters, who can separate from a child in quarantine within the home are not required to remain at home unless your child is experiencing COVID‐19 symptoms or has a positive COVID‐19 test.”

“Again we are reminding people going to get vaccinated to wear appropriate face masks - no neck gaiters or scarves.”
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