Health Minister Kim Wilson confirmed another two COVID-related deaths recorded last night (Jan 26), taking the number of people who have lost their lives to this virus since the start of the pandemic to 116.

Speaking at the latest COVID briefing today, the Minister also said another 209 new cases were reported between Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

She also noted that 603 people have recovered since the last update on Monday, which took the number of active cases down to 1,404.

Seven patients are in hospital as a result of COVID-19, with two in intensive care.

The Minister urged residents to take heed to the fact that “the latest surge of cases sparked by the Omicron variant was not over”.

“But the Ministry of Health had begun a review of the island’s COVID-19 regulations with the intention of introducing changes on February 4,” said Ms Wilson.

“We are assessing a number of metrics, including our vaccination rate and the COVID-19 indicators for our current outbreak.

“Additionally, and importantly, we are taking into account the Government’s shift to living with COVID, which requires all of us to take personal responsibility for our actions.”

Of the 209 cases, 32 cases were classified as coming in from overseas – the remaining 258 were either the result of on-island transmission or under investigation.