Sadly, health officials reported another COVID related death, bringing the island’s death toll to 153 since the start of the global pandemic two years ago.

Latest figures show a total of 39 active cases with seven people receiving hospital treatment, where two long-term were put under quarantine due to a COVID outbreak.

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) officials put visits on hold, but they have yet to specify which wards were under quarantine, or the number of cases.

A BHB spokesperson did say: “There have been both resident and staff positives. As per BHB protocols, all staff in the affected units have been tested.”

Meanwhile, BHB Chief of Staff, Dr Wesley Miller said there were “very well-established processes to follow”.

“While many COVID protocols have relaxed, we have continued with regular surveillance testing for residents on long term care units,” he said.

“This is a reminder that COVID, along with flu and other respiratory infections, are circulating in Bermuda and we still need to protect the people most vulnerable to complications.

Anyone planning to visit a patient in a long-term care unit should call ahead of time before attending.