Latest government update: 389 active Covid-19 cases
Another 343 new positive Covid-19 cases have been reported, it was announced last night.
The cases were confirmed among 9,203 test results received by the health ministry from last Tuesday to Monday, representing a four per cent test positivity rate.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health said the current supply of Pfizer vaccines would expire at the end of this month.
The vaccine is available to those over the age over 50 whose last dose was at least five months ago.
To get vaccinated, members of the public can visit participating pharmacies or doctor’s offices. To view a list of private healthcare providers offering the Covid-19 vaccine, visit https://bhec.bm/covid-testing-facilities/
The spokeswoman said there was a waiting list for people wishing to be vaccinated at the Hamilton Health Clinic but warned that they were unlikely to get an appointment before the supply of Pfizer vaccines expired.
She said: “To assist, the Bermuda Hospitals Board has agreed to set up a ‘pop up’ vaccine clinic to accommodate those on the clinic’s wait list.
“If you are on the wait list and have not yet registered to receive the vaccine, please register at https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/.
“Any person interested in receiving the vaccine must also register online. The details of the BHB ‘pop up’ clinic will be released shortly.”
Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, added: “Visitors who are unvaccinated and have a medical contraindication to Covid-19 vaccines can apply for a medical exemption.
“The traveller must submit a letter from a licensed physician documenting the medical contraindication and apply for a Travel Authorisation at least ten days before their planned arrival in Bermuda. The guidelines for unvaccinated visitors can be found here.
“Unvaccinated residents, 12 years and over, must fill out a Travel Authorisation and have a Covid-19 NAAT test up to four days before arrival.
“They will be required to have a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for four days, take a PCR test on Day 4 and a supervised antigen test on Day 10.”
Of the new Covid-19 cases, 83 are imported. Of the remaining 260 cases, 82 are classified as local transmission and 178 are under investigation.
There have been 339 recoveries since the last update.
There are 389 active cases in total, of which 380 are under public health monitoring and nine are in hospital. One person is in ICU.
Bermuda has recorded 15,428 coronavirus cases since March 2020, of which 14,901 have recovered and 138 have died.
Of all active cases, 93 are from overseas, 92 are local transmission and 204 are under investigation.
Of all confirmed Covid-19 cases 3,002 are from overseas, 11,769 are local of which 5,265 are from a known contact and 6,504 are from an unknown contact – 657 are under investigation.
Ms Wilson added: ‘“The coronavirus continues to be very prevalent in our community. It’s easy to become complacent, but we must remain vigilant. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. And if you test positive, please stay home.”