Premier David Burt announced today that his Cabinet will meet on Sunday (April 11), with a news conference planned shortly thereafter to discuss the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Bermuda, that saw 116 new cases reported in a single day.

In a post tweeted this weekend, Mr Burt said: “Health Bermuda will review the data & provide the Cabinet with recommendations for any further law changes that may need to be considered to prevent the continued household & workplace spread.

“The Cabinet will meet tomorrow (Sunday), to discuss the recommendations from the Ministry of Health, and there will be a press conference Sunday evening following the meeting of the Cabinet.

“The figures are the highest — by far — since the pandemic began over a year ago,” he added.

“The 556 cases announced so far this month equates to around 31 percent of our total cases (1,773) to date, and the 871 currently active cases equates to around 49 percent of all our cases to date, and about 1.36 percent of our total population, meaning over 1 percent of our residents are currently confirmed to have active COVID.”