Bermuda recorded a sixth death with word tonight that a resident at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home succumbed to the lethal virus over the weekend.

As first reported by TNN, family and next of kin were notified today of the passing of “one of the 11 persons” living at the elder care facilty on Pitt’s Bay Road in Pembroke.

A letter was sent out to the families of those housed at Westmeath expressing “the pain and desolation associated with the passing of a client, friend and loved one.

The letter stated: “It is with deep regret that I inform you that we have lost one of our beloved resident today related to COVID-19 complications.

“We have shared our condolences with the family. We have no words at this time and will aim to communicate with you tomorrow.”

It was confirmed on Friday that there were 11 residents tested positive for this lethal virus.

It was also noted that tests will be carried out at all care facilities in Bermuda, where the elderly are among “the most vulnerable” for this deadly virus.

Premier David Burt confirmed the death on Monday morning (April 27) via social media.

He tweeted: “Earlier I was informed about the passing of a senior citizen due to Covid-19.

“This death marks the sixth COVID-19 related death in Bermuda. This is incredibly sad news and our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”

More in subsequent news reports.

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