Covid-19 Saturday update: five more cases
Bermuda recorded five more cases of Covid-19 today, taking the total on the island to 22.
David Burt said that three of the new positive cases were imported, and the other two had close contact with a confirmed case.
The Premier said that 36 test results were received in total today, and that 31 of them were negative.
One of the confirmed cases arrived in Bermuda on the British Airways flight BA2233 on March 15; another on flight BA2233 on March 18; the third was on BA2233 on March 20.
Mr Burt said: “As Bermudians, we must do everything in our power to stop the spread of Covid-19 in our community.
“When the curfew comes into effect tomorrow evening at 8pm, I am urging every person in Bermuda to stay in your home. Only if you are on the exemption list will you be allowed to move around the island.
“The steps we are taking as a Government is to ensure the health of each person who lives here. You have the ability to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by washing your hands, staying six feet away from other people and encouraging others to follow all the guidelines that have been put in place.
“You are the person who will make the difference.”
The Government issued the following advice to people who were on the British Airways flights where cases were confirmed today:
• those who arrived on March 15, the monitoring period ends tomorrow;
• those who arrived on March 18, the monitoring period ends on April 1;
• those who arrived on March 20, the monitoring period ends on April 3.
Anyone who feels fine and has no symptoms should remain in their house and continue to observe the self-quarantine guidelines.
People with respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or even a mild fever, should contact their doctor, explain that they were on one of the mentioned British Airways flights and that they would like medical guidance. Do not go to the doctor's office or the hospital. Call ahead.
Two confirmed Covid-19 patients remain in a stable condition in hospital.
Mr Burt will provide another update tomorrow.