Saturday 5 December, 2020

Bermuda records one more COVID-19 case, no travel history

Bermuda has recorded one more COVID-19 case.

The Health Ministry in an update Friday reported there were 593 test results received and one was positive for COVID-19. The ministry said the most recent case is a symptomatic resident with no history of travel and remains under investigation by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.

"Case isolation and contact tracing are already underway and it has been determined that the newly identified positive case has a close contact that is associated with a school, who has now become symptomatic.

Therefore, the relevant businesses visited by the case and the school of the close contact have been notified – with relevant persons instructed to quarantine – as a preemptive measure."

Minister of Health Kim Wilson said: “The Ministry of Health has taken these actions out of an abundance of caution in this instance. My team continues to work diligently with the case and we will provide further updates once there is new information.

"I would like to take this opportunity to once again remind the public that the Ministry of Health will contact you only if you have been identified as a close contact and need further instructions to quarantine or get tested. Otherwise, I continue to urge everyone to wear their masks, wash their hands, avoid closed spaces, crowded spaces and close-contact settings."

Bermuda now has 227 total confirmed positive cases and 18 active cases who are all under public health monitoring and none are hospitalised or in critical care. A total of 200 people have recovered and the total deceased remains at nine.

The average age of all of the confirmed positive cases is 53 and the age range of all of the positive cases is from seven 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:

  • 113 are imported
  • 92 are local transmission, with known contact
  • 21 are local transmission with an unknown contact, and
  • one is under investigation

Bermuda’s country status remains at “sporadic cases.” 

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