Bermuda identified no new cases of COVID-19 on April 7, and reported 21 Bermudians have now recovered from COVID-19 symptoms.
The number of confirmed positive cases in Bermuda remained at 39 on April 7, with six of those patients hospitalised and 10 active cases under public health monitoring.
The average age of the confirmed positive cases is 47 years, with people from age 18 to 83 years old having been affected. The average age of those hospitalised is 71 years. Of the 39 cases, 23 are males and 16 females.
As at April 7, Bermuda had conducted 306 tests, of which 39 have been returned positive and 241 negative. There are 26 results pending. There were 123 people in quarantine at government facilities, and 58 people under self-quarantine with public health supervision.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs, in conjunction with the Cost of Living Commission, have developed an online reporting tool to identify price irregularities in Bermudian shops. The service has been designed to identify and eradicate instances of price gouging - defined as “a seller increasing the prices of goods, services or commodities to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair.”
The government has also indicated that disputes between landlords and tenants will not be processed by Bermuda’s judicial system until further notice. It has asked landlords to assist tenants experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In particular, it has advised them to assess the individual circumstances of each case, rather than having a blanket policy that applies to all tenants.
It stressed that tenants that have the ability to pay their rent should do so.