Bermuda identifies three new cases of COVID-19

03-04-2020

Bermuda discovered three new cases of COVID-19 on April 2. 

Of 36 test results received on April 2, three tested positive and 33 were returned negative. It takes the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda to 35 - of whom 11 have recovered. Four people are currently in hospital, all of them stable. 

Of the three new confirmed cases, two were imported, one arriving on the British Airways flight on March 18 and the other on the Delta flight, also on March 18. The other case is still under investigation. There are 1,206 people under self-quarantine with public health supervision. 

Meanwhile David Burt, Bermuda’s Premier, acknowledged the Shelter in Place measures, which run from 6am on April 4 until April 18, will be difficult for many Bermudians, given the associated stress of reduced incomes and anxiety around fear of the virus itself. 

He noted that churches, nonprofits and government departments are working to support vulnerable people, including providing shelter for people experiencing domestic violence. “When you have curfew orders or Shelters in Place, you will, unfortunately, see an increase in the risk of domestic violence,” he admitted. He called on anyone experiencing domestic violence to report it to the appropriate authorities. 

Approximately 14 food services and feeding programs have been put in place, providing over 3,000 meals a day island-wide.

 

David Burt, COVID-19

Bermuda Re