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Four new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 28 November

Four new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 28 November

There were 640 test results received by the Ministry of Health yesterday (27 November 2020), and four were positive for COVID-19. 
Two of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact with details as follows:

- 1 symptomatic resident who is a close contact (household) of a known case
- 1 asymptomatic resident who is a close contact (workplace) of a known case

The two additional cases are under investigation. These cases are among symptomatic residents. As yet, these cases appear unrelated, with no links to travel or the current known clusters.

Bermuda now has 251 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

· there are 29 active cases, of which
· 28 are under public health monitoring, and
· One is hospitalized. None are in critical care;
· a total of 213 have recovered, and
· the total deceased remains 9.

The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 52 years and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 0 to 101 years.

To protect privacy and confidentiality, the age of the hospitalized case will not be provided.

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

The source of all cases is as follows:

· 119 are Imported
· 105 are Local transmission, with known contact/source
· 21 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source, and
· 6 are under investigation

It should be noted that, as investigations proceed, transmission categories may change.

The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is greater than 1 (1.32) and Bermuda’s current country status is “Clusters of Cases”.

The Minister of Health the Hon. Kim Wilson JP MP said, "I would like to remind members of the public to use Bermuda's self-reporting website Healthiq.bm . HealthIQ helps us, as a community, to track symptoms based on COVID criteria. It also provides users with individualized information and follow-up by professionals based on various risk factors (such as being medically vulnerable), and track trends and gaps so that we can better identify places where partners like donors and the Third Sector can focus resources. HealthIQ provides the island with more insight into where potential cases of COVID-19 may be and gives us a proactive way to address them, giving us tens of thousands of eyes so that we can all stay safe. We are asking that each household go to healthiq.bm and enter your information and update it often; it only takes a moment and is completely private. Give yourself and your community a better understanding of how we're all doing."
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