Sadly, Bermuda has recorded another COVID related death since the last update.

Health Minister Kim Wilson confirmed the latest figures last night, saying: “My heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of the deceased at this difficult time.”

Bermuda’s death toll as a result of the coronavirus now stands at 123.

A total of 107 positive cases in the latest round of 6,642 tests, with 113 recoveries since the last update.

There are currently 204 active cases, down from 211, with 199 were being monitored by public health officials.

There are also five people battling this virus in hospital but none in intensive care.

Of the new cases detected, 21 were imported from overseas, with 86 listed as on-island transmissions or as under investigation.

Since March 2020, Bermuda had recorded 11,423 coronavirus infections and 11,096 people had recovered.

The Minister also expressed concern as result of recent outbreaks.

“Recently, there have been outbreaks in social settings, as there is an increase in social mixing at bars, restaurants and parties,” she said.

“Residents are attending gatherings where simple things like sanitising hands, wearing a mask and physically distancing are not being done adequately.

“We all want this pandemic to be over, but at the same time we must adjust our behaviour to reduce the opportunity of getting infected.

“It is essential that you are aware of high-risk settings and can avoid exposure to the coronavirus. It is also essential to get tested or test yourself to know your status before going to social settings,” she added.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is still available to anyone who wants it. It is safe and highly effective in preventing severe illness and saving lives.”

The Minister concluded: “We need to be careful, the pandemic is not over, and the Omicron variant is still circulating in our community. Everyone must be responsible and take action to stay safe.”