Two new Covid-19 cases brings total to 37
Two more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the health ministry revealed tonight.
The cases — both of whom are in hospital — bring the total for Bermuda to 37 cases.
The news came after 25 test results came back, 23 of which were clear.
A Government spokeswoman said: “Out of the 37 total cases, 14 people have recovered.
“There are six people who are hospitalised, all in stable condition.
“There are 17 active cases under active public health monitoring.”
She added the two new cases were under investigation to establish how they caught the disease.
The average age of the confirmed positive cases is 47 years old and the age range is 18 — 83.
Older victims appear to have been hit harder as the average age of people treated in hospital is 74.
A total of 22 men and 15 women have contracted Covid-19.
The spokeswoman said: “A review of our overall testing numbers, shows that out of the 291 tests that were conducted, 37 are positive, and 227 were negative and 27 are pending results.
“As of today, there are 439 persons who are under self-quarantine with public health supervision.
The spokeswoman said: “It is important that the public observe the updated guidance regarding the use of face coverings when in public places such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.
“In line with new guidance issued by the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ministry of Health is now advising the use of cloth and homemade face masks is recommended for all persons whilst in indoor public places to protect others from possible infection.
“The general public should not use surgical of N95 masks if possible, as there is a global shortage of these masks and they are best reserved for healthcare settings.”
The updated social distancing and closure schedule and guides on how to produce a home-made mask can be found at coronavirus.gov.bm.