Bermuda records two more Covid-related deaths, total now 131
Bermuda’s Covid-19 death toll rose by two this week as the number of active cases fell.
Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said last night she was saddened by the two latest deaths, which brought the number of Covid-19-related deaths in Bermuda to 131.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health said 190 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the past week.
However, 201 people had recovered, which has caused the number of active cases to fall from 220 to 207.
Of the active cases, three patients are in hospital but none are in intensive care.
The spokeswoman said 63 of the active cases were classified as imported, while 64 were the result of local transmission and 80 were under investigation.
The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real-time reproduction number is 0.66.
The spokeswoman added that 129,924 vaccinations had been delivered on the island since January 11, 2021, with 87 per cent of residents over the age of 65 having had at least one jab and 85.7 per cent fully immunised.
Overall, 75.6 per cent of the population have received at least once vaccine dose, while 74 per cent have received two shots.
Of those eligible, 72.6 per cent have received a booster, while 7 per cent have received a second booster dose.
Ms Wilson said: “I want to remind everyone that the Covid-19 vaccine is very safe and very good at preventing serious illness, hospitalisation and in most cases, preventing deaths due to Covid-19.
“The Covid-19 vaccine remains our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus.
“If you want to be vaccinated, please register your interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines.”
The Crisson building on Front Street, across from the #5 car park, will be open for vaccinations Monday through Friday until 29 April.
Covid-19 vaccinations are also available at the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street, every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm by appointment.
Vaccination centres will close over the Easter weekend but reopen on Monday.
Ms Wilson added: “Everyone should continue to take personal responsibility to avoid catching Covid-19.
“Avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Continue to follow public health guidance, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, ensure that you have proper ventilation indoors and maintain physical distance.”