Log In

Reset Password

Covid-19: five new cases recorded

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said today five new cases of Covid-19 had been recorded.

The news came after Bermuda’s country status was earlier downgraded from “sporadic cases” to “clusters of cases“.

Two of the new cases came in from overseas and three were the result of on-island transmission.

There are now 27 cases, all monitored by public health officials but no one is in hospital.

Ms Wilson said: “It is extremely disappointing and, yes, unnerving that the number of positive cases continues to rise.”

She said 1,500 people had undergone testing in the last two days and additional tests will be conducted at pop-up testing stations over the weekend.

Ms Wilson said anyone who showed symptoms could contact their GP.

She added anyone who noticed that a co-worker had symptoms should speak up.

She said “pandemic fatigue“ had set in on the island, and the Government was considering revised Covid-19 restrictions.

Ms Wilson told the House of Assembly that visits to care homes have been restricted, along with some activities, to protect vulnerable seniors.

She said pre-arrival Covid testing must now be taken fewer than five days before departure instead of seven days.

Ms Wilson added that the use of electronic tags – required for residents who returned without a preflight test – will now come with a $30 charge.

She added the Government did not want to close businesses, implement curfews or shelter in place orders, but would take action if necessary.

Ms Wilson said: “The Government is aware of the need to find a balance between public health and economic health.”

Please see Related Media for Ms Wilson’s full statement.

Click here for further updates

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published November 27, 2020 at 5:06 pm (Updated November 27, 2020 at 8:07 pm)

Covid-19: five new cases recorded

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon