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Government confirms two Covid related deaths

Two people have died from Covid-19, it was announced tonight.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Bermuda to 16.

The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson said: “I extend my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the individuals who have passed away.

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. The Ministry will not release personal details about the individuals and I ask the public to respect the privacy of the families as they mourn their loved ones.”

Earlier today, it was announced that Cabinet will meet tomorrow to consider whether any further law changes are necessary to prevent the continued spread of Covid-19,.

Bermuda set another new daily record yesterday for positive cases with 116 found out of 1,634 tests – a 7.1 percent positivity rate.

The surge means there have been 370 new cases in just five days, and there are now 871 people with the coronavirus on the island, which is 49.1 per cent of all recorded cases since the pandemic began last March.

In the tweet, the Premier said: “Today marks 2 weeks since the latest restrictions were announced. @HealthBermuda will review the data & provide the Cabinet with recommendations for any further law changes that may need to be considered to prevent the continued household & workplace spread.

“The Cabinet will meet tomorrow, to discuss the recommendations from the Ministry of Health, and there will be a press conference Sunday evening following the meeting of the Cabinet. -DB”