Covid-19: another death pushes total to 125, infections also up
Another death linked to Covid-19 was announced last night, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 125.
The announcement by health officials marked the second death from coronavirus in less than a week.
A death was announced last Thursday.
The number of active cases also went up, to 257 compared with the 224 reported at the update last Thursday.
There are nine people in hospital, but none in intensive care.
There was a total of 180 active infections last Monday.
There were 139 infections detected among 4,740 test results that came back to health officials between last Wednesday to Saturday.
There were 62 cases classed as on-island transmissions, 73 are under investigation and four infections came in from overseas.
There have been 105 recoveries since last Thursday.
The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real-time reproduction number is 1.18.
Kim Wilson, the health minister, appealed to employers to “do their due diligence” to make sure staff were protected as more people return to the workplace.
She added: “Specifically, protocols must be in place to protect workers if select employees display symptoms of Covid-19, have been identified as a known or suspected Covid-19 case, or have been in close physical contact with a known or suspected Covid-19 case.”
Guidance for workplaces can be found here.
Ms Wilson said living with the virus meant that the public had to continue to follow public health advice.
She added: “Avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.
“Wear a mask, practise good hand hygiene and maintain physical distance.
“Take an at-home antigen test before going to any events or out with friends and family.”