Covid-19: infection numbers continue downward trend
Bermuda’s Covid-19 numbers continued to fall last night with a drop of 36 to 241 from the 277 active cases recorded last Thursday.
There were ten people in hospital, one of them in intensive care.
The island’s death toll from Covid-19 rose to 127 at the last update and there were 11 people in hospital, one of them in intensive care.
There were 102 new cases detected in 4,929 tests carried out from last Wednesday to Saturday.
There were 11 cases that came in from overseas, 40 were classed as on-island transmissions and 51 are under investigation.
There have been 138 recoveries since Thursday.
Bermuda’s total recorded cases from the pandemic stands at 12,456.
Fourth doses of the vaccine were approved last week.
High demand meant walk-ins are no longer accepted at the Pier 6 clinic on Front Street in Hamilton.
The health ministry plans to continue the fourth dose booster at another location after March 31 and details will be announced with details announced “shortly”.
The booster vaccine can be booked online at the government website, by phone through the vaccine hotline at 444-2498, option 2, or by e-mail to email@example.com
Masks must still be worn indoors in healthcare or institutional settings such as nursing homes, rest homes and prisons after the end of this month.
They will also be required on public transport, including indoors at the airport and on ferries, in buses, and in taxis and minibuses.
Kim Wilson, the health minister, said businesses had been encouraged to set mask requirements for entry to their premises as appropriate.
She added: “Businesses have the right to set a mask policy and all customers, clients and staff must comply with it.
“Masks effectively control the spread of the virus, and anyone who wishes to wear a mask is encouraged to continue to wear one, especially when physical distancing is impossible indoors, outdoors, when we are around strangers and in poorly ventilated settings.”
Ms Wilson emphasised: “Wearing a mask is vital to people who have compromised immunity or are unvaccinated.”
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