Bermudian care home reports COVID-19 cases

14-04-2020

Two residents and two staff members at the Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence have tested positive for COVID-19, making it the second care home in Bermuda to report a case of the virus. 

The news came with the number of COVID-19 cases in Bermuda standing at 57, as at April 13. 

In all, Bermuda has six people hospitalised with COVID-19, with three people in intensive care units. The hospitalised patients are between 67 and 78 years old, with an average age of 72, and the average age of all Bermuda’s confirmed positive cases is 52. Of the 57 positive cases confirmed to date, 31 are males and 26 are females.

Most Bermudians are adhering to shelter in place restrictions, requiring people only travel outside their homes for legitimate reasons and are only outside at all between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm. 

In the seven days to April 13 the Bermuda Police Service executed 32 arrests of people not adhering to the rules around shelter in place. Twenty-one of the arrests were curfew related, while 11 were for non-essential movement. There were also 111 warnings issued for breaches to the guidelines.

COVID-19, Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence

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