Government announces one more Covid-related death - total now 19
Bermuda’s Covid-related death toll last night rose to 19.
A spokeswoman said: “The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, today advised that sadly, Bermuda has experienced another Covid-19 related death this weekend.
“This brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Bermuda to 19.”
Ms Wilson said: “I extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers for support to the family and friends of the person who has died. The Ministry will not release personal details about the individual and I ask the public to respect the privacy of the family as they mourn their loved one.”
It was the second Covid-related death this weekend as the Ministry announced on Saturday that someone else had died from Covid.
In the Saturday update, it was also announced that there were another 63 positive cases out of 1,357 tests - a positivity rate of 4.6 per cent.
Ms Wilson said: “We know the Covid-19 vaccine saves lives and is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you haven’t already done so, please speak to your doctor about the vaccine; and if advised, please register to get vaccinated at www.coronavirus.gov.bm.
“Having the vaccine does not necessarily stop you from getting a coronavirus infection but it does lessen the severity of the symptoms and greatly minimises the risk of hospitalisation or death.
“If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, which includes cough, tiredness, headache, muscle ache and sore throat, please contact your doctor and make an appointment to get tested.
“Likewise, if you have been in contact with someone who has these symptoms, immediately make an appointment to get tested.
Ms Wilson added: “Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.
“If you haven’t already done so, register to get vaccinated – because vaccinations work.”
One of the new cases is classified as imported with details as follows:
· One resident who arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 15 April, 2021 and tested positive on their arrival test.
Twenty-eight of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with known cases.
The additional 34 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.
There are 868 active cases, of which:
· 831 are under public health monitoring; and
· 37 are in hospital with 7 in intensive care.
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2,123 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1237 have recovered.
The seven-day average of our real time reproduction number is below 1 (0.92).