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7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 10 March 2021

7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 10 March 2021

The Ministry of Health received 652 test results since the last update, and seven (7) were positive for COVID-19.
Four (4) of the new cases are classified as imported by residents who arrived on American Airlines AA308 from Miami on 8 March 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test. One (1) of the new cases is classified as local transmission with a known contact as they are associated with a known case. The additional two (2) new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or travel history in the past 14 days.

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

There are currently 29 active cases, of which;

· All 29 are under public health monitoring and;

· None are in the hospital.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 731 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 one year to greater than 100 years.

The mean age of all currently active cases is 41 years (median: 44 years), and the ages range from less than 30 years (age group: 20-29 years) to greater than 70 years (age group: 70-79 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:

· 218 are imported

· 510 are classified as local transmission of which:

· 418 are local transmission with known contact/source and

· 92 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source

· 3 are under investigation

As investigations proceed, transmission categories may change. Today’s update has one case moving from under investigation to local transmission with known contact/source.

Of the over 180,000 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”.

The Ministry of Health reminds the public about the walk-in vaccination service that started today (10 March).

“The Bermuda College vaccination centre is accepting walk-ins for those persons 65 or older from 3 pm to 6:45 pm until Tuesday, 16 March, but excluding Saturday and Sunday,” explained Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Minister of Health. “The last walk-in vaccination on the weekdays will be at 6:45 pm. Anyone at the vaccination centre after 6:45 pm will be given an appointment for the next available opening on the schedule.”

“We had a terrific turnout today. Close to 100 people walked in to get vaccinated. I strongly encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity tomorrow. I also want to remind students getting vaccinated for essential travel to return to school, that if they are under 18, they must attend with a parent or guardian to be able to consent for the vaccine.”

To make the process quicker, please Register Online at https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/ prior to your arrival.

However, if you are unable to register online and are 65 years of age or older, you will be able to walk-in and receive your vaccination at the Bermuda College Vaccination Centre. All you need to do is to bring a photo ID, such as a driver’s licence.

This walk-in service is being piloted to get as many residents over the age of 65 vaccinated by removing the barrier of technology. We urge all persons who have not yet been vaccinated to take advantage of this opportunity.

Please note that the Bermuda Hospitals Board vaccination centre is not accepting walk-ins.
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