The Ministry of Health sadly reported another two COVID related deaths, marking 144 deaths since this pandemic began two years ago.

“This is sad news, and I extend sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased,” said Acting Minister of Health, Jason Hayward.

The Ministry received 4,146 test results — spanning 7 days — with 205 were positive results, bringing the number of active cases to 263.

There are currently 16 people battling COVID in hospital.

Of the new cases reported, 111 were classified as imported with a history of travel in the previous 14 days.

The additional 94 new cases are classified as either local transmission (59) or under investigation (35). Additionally, there were 247 recoveries.

Of the 263 active cases:

  • 247 are under public health monitoring; and
  • 16 are in hospital, with 0 in intensive care

Bermuda has recorded 17,193 coronavirus cases since March 2020, out of which 16,786 have recovered.

The source of all active cases is as follows:

  • 141 are Imported
  • 67 are classified as local transmission
  • 55 are Under Investigation

“The source of all confirmed cases is as follows:

  • 3,613 are Imported
  • 13,238 are classified as local transmission of which:
    • 5,710 are Local transmission with known contact/source and
    • 7,528 are Local transmission with an unknown contact/source
  • 342 are Under Investigation

Mr Hayward also urged residents to “remember that COVID-19 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which the World Health Organisation has reconfirmed”.

“Over the Cup Match weekend, please follow the following advice to reduce the possibility of getting infected with the coronavirus,” he said.

“Wash or sanitise your hands regularly. If possible, maintain physical distance from others, especially if they have cold-like symptoms. You should hold events outside or, if held inside, try to ensure it is a well-ventilated space. Please take an antigen test before going to Cup Match or any other event, especially if you have any symptoms (sore throat, body aches and headaches, and, also, blocked or runny nose, cough, hoarse voice, sneezing, fatigue and muscle aches).

“If you choose to do so, wear a quality, well-fitted mask for extra protection. Event organisers should have hand sanitiser available for patrons. Stay home if you test positive or if you have symptoms. Have a wonderful, Covid-safe Cup Match Holiday weekend.”