The Ministry of Health received 542 test results since the last update, and none were positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, since the last update, there was one recovery.
There are currently eight active cases, of which;
• Five are under public health monitoring and;
• Three are in hospital with none in critical care.
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 694 total confirmed cases of COVID
-19; out of those, 674 persons have recovered, and 12 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID
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 53 years (median: 53 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).
To protect privacy and confidentiality, age information will not be provided on the hospitalized cases.
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:
· 201 are imported
· 491 are classified as local transmission of which:
· 401 are local transmission with known contact/source and
· 90 are local transmission with an unknown contact/source
· 2 are under investigation
Of the over 160,000 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 less than one, and Bermuda’s current country status remains “Sporadic Cases”.
Regarding adverse reactions after immunization, the Minister of Health, Kim Wilson advises, “The Ministry of Health follows the process for Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) reporting and investigation as provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).”
“The Pfizer vaccine
has demonstrated that serious adverse events following immunization are rare, but vaccinated persons may experience some common side effects. These include fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, chills and fever, which are generally short-lived and may begin soon after the vaccination is administered.”
“As such, the Ministry of Health has qualified and trained medical professionals on hand who monitor each vaccinated person for at least 15 minutes after the vaccine
is administered. Also, all persons vaccinated are required to read and sign a COVID
Information and Consent Form – 2021 which advises that persons with concerns about their reaction following vaccination should contact their physician so that a report can be made to the Ministry of Health.”
“A serious AEFI is any reaction that can result in hospitalization or be considered life-altering or life-threatening. As at any time, if a person experiences difficulty breathing or any other potentially life-threatening condition, 911 should be called, and the attending physician can then report the event to the Ministry of Health if it occurs following vaccination. Not all events that occur following immunization are linked to the vaccine
or the vaccination administration.”
“Bermuda has a long-standing immunization program and a standing Bermuda Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices which reviews vaccines
and reported adverse events. Therefore, I am confident that the systems we have in place can determine whether a reported adverse event is associated with the vaccination or coincidental.”