Covid-19 cases hold steady at 141
A total of 173 coronavirus tests came back clear yesterday.
The news meant the total number of Covid-19 cases remained at 141.
The health ministry there were 18 active cases of the illness, with 12 under public health monitoring.
Six people are in hospital, but none are in critical care.
A total of 114 people have recovered and the death toll from the pandemic remains at nine.
The average age of cases was 61, with an age range from 18 to 101.
The average age of hospital cases was 79, with an age range from 66 to 91.
The average age for deaths was 74, with an age range from 57 to 91.
Cases which came in from abroad totalled 41, 84 were on-island transmissions with a known contact, 11 were on-island transmissions with an unknown contact, and five are cases are still under investigation.
Bermuda’s country status remained at “local transmission with clusters of cases” and the real-time reproductive number seven-day average for the virus was 0.58.
Tests are available at the Southside, St David’s Covid-19 drive-through centre from 9am to 1pm over the weekend.
Tests are carried out in the car park of the former White’s grocery store.
Drop-ins are welcome when places are available, but to ensure a test the public should book online at www.bdagovcovid.resqwest.com.
Kim Wilson, the health minister, reminded the public of the importance of wearing face masks and social-distancing, especially as demonstrations to protest at the death of American man George Floyd after he was arrested by four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week will be held this weekend.
She said the safety rules were particularly important in crowded spaces.
Ms Wilson added: “The death of George Floyd forces us to confront certain realities such as structural racism, which has been a public health crisis for much longer that the Covid pandemic.
“Participating in peaceful demonstrations, such as the ones planned for the weekend, is one way in which people in Bermuda can help raise awareness of racism in the USA, Bermuda and the world.”
Ms Wilson told the public: “If you wish to participate in the demonstrations, please do so safely, remembering that we are still in the middle of a pandemic — and the virus loves a crowd.
“We must remember that the risk of infection is still a very real and present danger for all of us.”
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