CDC Upgrades Bermuda To Highest Level 4

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The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) upgraded Bermuda's status to 'Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 in Bermuda' — the highest level — saying that people should "avoid travel" to the island. "If you must travel to Bermuda, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel". Due to the "curr... Read more

COVID Claims Another Life, 43 Deaths, 155 New Cases,1,513 Active Cases, 54 In KEMH, 12 ICU

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Health Minister Kim Wilson confirmed another COVID related death tonight, bringing the death toll to 43, as the number of active cases continued to rise to 1,513. Another 155 new cases were reported in the latest figures, with 54 patients in hospital and 12 in intensive care. Eight (8) of the new ca... Read more

Update: Ministry & Department Of Education Remote Learning & COVID-19 Testing

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry and Department of Education reminds parents and guardians that all public schools are continuing with remote learning until further notice. The Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain shared: “Undeniably, the in-person classroom is the best place for te... Read more

FOUR More COVID Deaths, 259 New Cases, 1,427 Active, 51 In KEMH, 12 In ICU

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More dismal news this morning with word that COVID-19 has claimed another four lives in Bermuda, taking the death toll to 42, as the number of active cases took another leap to 1,427. In an interim coronavirus update, "to keep residents fully informed of all aspects of our current situation", health... Read more

SAL Southampton Hardware Store Closed Due To COVID

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The hardware store at SAL in Southampton was closed all day on Saturday (Sept 18) after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. No official word yet on whether or not the store will be back open on Monday, as the impact of this new Delta variant continues to escalate this weekend. The hardware ... Read more

COVID In Westgate: Roughly 12 Officers On Contact Tracing Quarantine, Inmates Recreated In Social Bubbles

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The impact of COVID-19 on operations continues to take its toll on the island's maximum security prison this weekend. In follow up to our reports earlier this week, Bermuda Real understands "there are approximately 12 officers on contact tracing quarantine", with three officers who have tested posit... Read more

Top Doctors Say Not So Fast To Biden’s Boosters-For-All Plan

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Associated Press: WASHINGTON, By Zeke Miller — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge to “follow the science,” Biden... Read more

Antigen Tests Can Be Imported For Personal Use

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - Antigen tests can now be imported for personal use. The policy was reviewed and adjusted by the Ministry of Health this week. However, it is important to note that there are many fake antigen tests on the market, so the Department of Health will maintain, in colla... Read more

Very Rapid & Serious COVID Outbreak Having ‘A Significant Impact’ On Staffing Public Services

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - “Bermuda is currently navigating a very rapid and serious outbreak of the coronavirus. And this is having a significant impact on staffing resources in both the public and private sector,” said the Head of the Public Service, Dr Derrick Binns. Dr Binns noted th... Read more

COVID-19 Claims Another Life, Death Toll Now 38, 1,238 Active Cases, 191 New, 51 In KEMH, 13 In ICU

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Health Minister Kim Wilson stated outright tonight that the island's COVID situation is "critical", and that it is "only a matter of time before the situation is unmanageable". The grim warning came as Bermuda sadly recorded another COVID related death as the number of active cases jumped to 1,238, ... Read more