Covid-19 cases at 37, six stable in hospital
Another two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed at the weekend and six victims are still in hospital.
However, no new cases were reported by the health ministry last night. The new confirmed cases were announced on Saturday night.
Both patients were said to be in hospital and investigations into how they contracted the virus have been launched.
A spokeswoman for the ministry said five more test results were received yesterday, all of which were negative.
She said: “This means that the confirmed positive cases in Bermuda remains at 37.
“Out of the 37 total cases, 14 people have recovered.
“There are six people who are hospitalised, all in stable condition.”
The spokeswoman said there were 17 cases under public health monitoring and the average patient age was 47.
She added: “The age range is 18 to 83 and the average age of those hospitalised is 74.”
She said 22 of the victims were men and 15 were women.
She added: “A review of our overall testing numbers shows that, out of the 298 tests that were conducted, 37 are positive, and 232 were negative and 29 are pending results.
“As of today, there are 76 persons who are under self-quarantine with public health supervision.”
The ministry also recommended that members of the public wear face masks to help halt the spread of the virus.
The spokeswoman said: “It is important that the public observe the updated guidance regarding the use of face coverings when in public places such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.
“In line with new guidance issued by the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ministry of Health is now advising the use of cloth and homemade face masks is recommended for all persons while in indoor public places to protect others from possible infection.
“The general public should not use surgical or N95 masks if possible as there is a global shortage of these masks and they are best reserved for healthcare settings.”
• Updated social-distancing rules, the closure schedule and guides on how to make a home-made mask are at coronavirus.gov.bm
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