Sadly, Bermuda recorded another two COVID related deaths, bringing the total number of lives lost to 131.

Health Minister Kim Wilson said she was saddened by the two latest deaths as another 190 new cases were reported in the last week.

“I extend sincere condolences to the families of the deceased,” she said.

Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 9,924 test results, and 190 were positive – 56 of the new cases were classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.

The additional 134 new cases were classified as either local transmission (50) or under investigation (84). 

Additionally, there were 201 recoveries.

There are 207 active cases, of which:

·204 are under public health monitoring; and

·3 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care.

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 12901 coronavirus cases, out of which 12563 have recovered, and sadly there have been 131 coronavirus-related deaths.

 The source of all active cases is as follows:

·63 are Imported

·64 are classified as local transmission

·80 are Under Investigation

 The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

·2,458 are Imported

·10,104 are classified as local transmission of which:

o   4,621 are Local transmission with known contact/source and

o   5,483 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source

·339 are Under Investigation

Since January 11, 2021, Bermuda residents have received a total of 129,924 vaccinations.

 Of the 129,924 vaccinations given as of March 30, 2022:

·52% are women and,

·48% are men

87.0% of all residents over 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.7% are fully immunised.

To date, 75.6% of the population has been vaccinated (1 dose), and 74.0% of the population has been immunised (2 doses).

72.6% of those eligible for a booster have received their booster, and 7.0% of those with a booster have received a second booster dose.

 “I want to remind everyone that the COVID-19 vaccine is very safe and very good at preventing serious illness, hospitalisation and in most cases, preventing deaths due to COVID-19,” said Minister Wilson.

 “The COVID-19 vaccine remains our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus. If you want to be vaccinated, please register your interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines. The Crisson building on Front Street across from the #5 car park is open for vaccinations until 29 April, Monday – Friday only.

 “COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at the Hamilton Health Centre, 67 Victoria Street, every Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm. These vaccinations are by appointment only, with no walk-ins. You can get your 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Call 332-8906 for assistance in scheduling an appointment, or you can book online atwww.gov.bm/vaccines.

Our vaccination centers will be closed over theEaster weekend but will re-open on Monday, 18 April.

“Everyone should continue to take personal responsibility to avoid catching COVID. Avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Continue to follow Public Health guidance, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, ensure that you have proper ventilation indoors and maintain physical distance.”