The Ministry of Health confirmed a seventh death as a result of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Minister Kim Wilson extended sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual who lost their life as a result of the coronavirus.

“This death, falling on the first day of the end of sheltering in place, is an agonising reminder to us of the seriousness of this virus and, as such, I urge the entire community to please be mindful of your movements and interactions in the coming weeks — both of which should be very limited,” she said.

A Ministry spokesperson added: “The Ministry will not be sharing any personal details surrounding the death and asks the public to please respect the privacy of the individual’s family at this time, as they mourn their loved one.”

The Ministry also received 157 new test results – all negative.

The total number of confirmed cases stands at 114, 51 people have recovered with another 40 people being monitored by public health officials.

There are currently 56 active cases of coronavirus in Bermuda, with 16 people in hospital between the age of 57 and 91.

The average age of all COVID-19 cases to date, is 60 – the ages range from 18 to 95.