Bermuda’s death toll climbed to 31 this weekend due to COVID-19.

In a statement released last night (May 8), Health Minister Kim Wilson said: “It is with a heavy heart that I report another coronavirus related death.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the loved ones of the deceased during this difficult time.

This death brings the total number of coronavirus related deaths to 31. The Ministry of Health will not release any personal details about the individual, and I ask the public to respect the privacy of the family as they mourn their loved one.”

The Ministry also confirmed only two new cases of COVID-19 since the last update with the number of active cases down as well to 309.

Public health officials are currently monitoring 297 cases and there are currently 12 patients in hospital as a result of this virus, two of them in intensive care.

The next COVID-19 update will be on Monday, May 10, 2021.