Covid-19 numbers fall to new low with just 37 active cases
The island’s active cases of Covid-19 have fallen to a new low, as 37 were confirmed by health officials yesterday — with no one being treated in hospital.
It comes as Kim Wilson, the health minister, is to address the House of Assembly tomorrow on plans to wrap up Bermuda’s public health emergency against the virus by the end of November.
Ms Wilson went public with the decision on Monday, after restrictions were slapped on the island and a health emergency declared on April 1, 2020, shortly after the beginning of the pandemic.
Bermuda’s public health emergency orders have been in place since June 30, 2020.
The new figures follow weeks of dwindling numbers of active coronavirus cases, with 52 announced on September 21.
A fresh consignment of vaccines against Covid-19 that arrived last week included the Moderna bivalent shot — one of the few vaccine boosters that targets new Covid-19 variants.
In the latest figures, 32 positive cases of the virus were found in the 2,701 tests processed over the past week which brings Bermuda to 37 active cases.
Twenty of the new cases came from overseas, five were classed as local transmission and seven are under investigation — while 47 people were cleared of Covid-19 over the past week.
Ms Wilson urged caution despite the falling numbers of known positive cases.
She added: "We must act responsibly and protect ourselves and others.
“Continue to practise good hand hygiene and physical distancing.
“Stay at home if you are sick, avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings and take a risk-based approach to mass gatherings.”