Reports reaching Bermuda Real from reliable sources that sadly, Bermuda recorded another COVID related death this morning – the second death in as many days this weekend, taking the total to 19.

No official word yet, but confirmation may be pending later today.

Another death was confirmed last night by Health Minister Kim Wilson, who said another 63 new cases were confirmed in the latest round of tests, taking the total number of active cases on island up to 868.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda I extend my condolences and prayers for support to the family and friends of the person who has died,” said Ms Wilson.

“The Ministry will not release personal details about the individual and I ask the public to respect the privacy of the family as they mourn their loved one.”

There are currently37 people in hospital who contracted the virus and at last check there were seven in the Intensive Care Unit.

One of the 63 new cases was classified as imported by a returning resident who arrived on an American Airlines  flight from Charlotte on April 15 who tested positive on their arrival test – 28 were classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with known cases.

The additional 34 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2123 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1237 have recovered, and 18 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.