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Two more Covid-related deaths – total now passes 150

Two more people have died as a result of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health announced.

The latest deaths bring the total number of Covid-related deaths up to 151.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said last night: “With today’s announcement of coronavirus related deaths, this should serve as a stark reminder that Covid is still very much with us and we all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and our community.

“We still must continue to do our part to protect our community from spreading the virus and, more importantly, shielding the most vulnerable from contracting Covid.

“The Pfizer-BioNTech original adult formulation, Moderna Bivalent and Pfizer-BioNTech paediatric coronavirus vaccine and boosters are available through participating GP offices, pharmacies and paediatricians.

“And with the cooler months approaching, I strongly urge all eligible individuals to get the coronavirus vaccination and get boosted. Contact your GP or a participating pharmacy to make an appointment.”

Since the last update, the ministry received 1,064 test results and 35 were positive. Of the new cases, 19 were transmitted locally and 16 are under investigation.

There have been 45 recoveries bringing the total number of active cases to 23 – down 12 from the last update two weeks ago.

Of the active cases 21 are under public health monitoring and two are in hospital – none are in intensive care.

Yesterday’s figures came after the island reported two weeks ago that there were 35 confirmed active cases of the virus, with three people being treated in hospital – but none in intensive care.

That update, on November 2, came with the island’s first death attributed to Covid-19 in three months, bringing Bermuda’s total known fatalities from the pandemic to 149.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 18,463 coronavirus cases out of which 18,289 have recovered.

Of all cases, 4,240 are from overseas, 14,189 are locally transmitted and 34 are under investigation. Of the locally transmitted cases, 6,020 are from a known contact and 8,169 are from an unknown contact.

For age distributions and overall transmission categories, visit https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update. The seven-day average of Bermuda’s real-time reproduction number is not available.

For information regarding other conditions being reported to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, please refer to https://www.gov.bm/health-information.

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Published November 17, 2022 at 1:57 pm (Updated November 17, 2022 at 1:57 pm)

Two more Covid-related deaths – total now passes 150

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