Health Ministry officials reported 109 new COVID cases in the latest round of test 6,588 test results recorded between last Wednesday to Saturday.

There are currently 180 active cases, with 12 people battling the coronavirus in hospital. Fortunately, there are no patients with the virus in intensive care.

A total of 55 of the new cases are under investigation, 41 were listed as on-island transmission and 13 of the new cases were classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.

The additional 96 new cases are classified as either local transmission (41) or under investigation (55). 

Additionally, there were 102 recoveries and 0 deaths.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 11,743 coronavirus cases, out of which 11,440 have recovered, and sadly there have been 123 coronavirus-related deaths.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

·25 are Imported

·66 are classified as local transmission

·89 are Under Investigation

The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

·2310 are Imported

·9106 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   4192 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   4914 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

·327 are Under Investigation

“While our positive cases remain low, we are still seeing coronavirus related hospitalisations,” said Health Minister Kim Wilson.

“The coronavirus pandemic has not gone away, and we need to continue to follow public health guidance. Wearing a mask is an essential layer of protection and testing regularly, especially before attending events.

“Our Pier 6 vaccination centre will be closed on Mondays, as of next week, and as a reminder, the last day to take advantage of free vaccinations at Pier 6 is March 31st.

“As always, to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, increase fresh air ventilation wherever possible indoors and avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Continue to follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and maintain physical distance.”