• DOW JONES 30: 26,430.10 (-0.61%)
  • NASDAQ: 8,049.64 (-0.57%)
  • S&P 500: 2,923.73 (-0.75%)
  • FTSE 100: 7,385.26 (-0.44%)
  • CAC 40: 5,586.41 (+0.10%)
  • DAX: 12,344.10 (+0.13%)
  • NIKKEI 225: 22,258.70 (-0.22%)
  • SHANGHAI COMPOSITE: 3,078.34 (+0.52%)
  • HANG SENG: 29,868.00 (+0.57%)
  • NSE NIFTY: 11,748.20 (-0.06%)
  • KOSPI: 2,211.35 (+0.35%)
  • EUR/USD: 1.1206 (+0.1000%)
  • USD/JPY: 111.5600 (+0.1700%)
  • GBP/USD: 1.3056 (+0.0500%)
  • USD/CAD: 1.3441 (0.0000%)
  • AUD/USD: 0.7026 (+0.1800%)
  • USD/INR: 69.624 (-0.020%)
  • GOLD: 1,275.050 (-0.710%)
  • SILVER: 14.943 (-0.270%)
  • CRUDE OIL: 63.330 (-0.910%)
  • NATURAL GAS: 2.5740 (+0.1200%)
  • US DOLLAR INDEX: 97.227 (+0.030%)
20°/18.89°Light Rain

2021-04-19 - 19:47:04  POLITICS | 

91 New Positive Coronavirus Cases Recorded Today, 40 Persons In Hospital, 6 People In ICU

The Ministry of Health received 2100 test results since the last update, and 91 were positive for coronavirus, yielding a test positivity rate of 4.6%.

Four of the new cases are classified as imported by non-residents. One arrived on Jet Blue B62231 from New York on 30 March 2021 and tested positive on their Day 14 test. 

One arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 2 April 2021 and tested positive on their Day 14 test. One arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 3 April 2021 and tested positive on their Day 14 test. One arrived on American Airlines AA 2044 from Charlotte on 9 April 2021 and tested positive on their Day 8 test.

Forty-one (41) of the new cases are classified as local transmission with known contact as associated with known cases. The additional 46 new cases are classified as under investigation. These cases are among residents with no currently identified link to other known cases or history of travel in the past 14 days.

Additionally, since the last update, there were 53 recoveries and two deaths, one previously reported (18 April 2021).

There are 904 active cases, of which:
·         864 are under public health monitoring and

·         40 are in hospital with 6 in intensive care;

Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 2214 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 1290 have recovered, and 20 persons have sadly succumbed to COVID-19.
Go to https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-covid19-update for more details.

The seven-day average of our real-time reproduction number is 0.8.
Bermuda’s current WHO country status remains “Community Transmission”.
The Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP stated, “Sadly, Bermuda has experienced another COVID-19 death today. 

This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Bermuda to 20.
“I extend my sincere condolences and prayers of support to the family and friends of those who recently died, on behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda. 

The Ministry will not release personal details about the individual, and I ask the public to respect the privacy of the family as they mourn their loved one.”

“While our number of positive cases is slowly reducing, which is encouraging, this is not an opportunity for us to stop cooperating with the guidelines and safety measures. We much continue to be extremely careful, and remain vigilant and do not mix households.

“The changes to the restrictions go into effect tomorrow, and if you must return to work or leave your home, please remember to avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby, and close-contact settings such as close-range conversations.  Six feet must be maintained at all times including during greetings. Avoid shared lunch rooms and gathering, unmasked, outside for your smoke breaks etc. Your work environment and colleagues are not your bubbles.”

Regarding those businesses that will open tomorrow, the Minister of Health advised: “Please adhere to the regulations and don’t push the boundaries. We must all work together to stop the spread of this virus so that we can further roll back the restrictions sooner rather than later.”
Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful, or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites, or repeats previous comments will be removed.

User comments posted on this website are solely the views and opinions of the comment writer and are not a representation of or reflection of the opinions of TNN or its staff.

TNN reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments.

TNN accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for the comments made by users.


1 Covid Related Death Identified Today

Unfortunately, I begin my remarks today with the sad news that Bermuda has recorded another death of

2021-05-14 | POLITICS

Exposure of COVID-19 at East End Primary

On Thursday May 13, a letter from the Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU

2021-05-13 | POLITICS

6 New Positive Coronavirus Cases Identified Today, 11 People In Hospital With 3 In ICU

The Ministry of Health received 1229 test results since the last update, and six were positive for c

2021-05-12 | POLITICS

"Recognizing the Importance of our Community Clubs" Say MP Jason Wade

"As a young man growing up in the Southampton area, our community was always together in all we did,

2021-05-12 | POLITICS

Hot News


Bermuda Record Another Covid Related Death

This evening, the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson regrets to advise the public that sadly, B

2021-04-14 | POLITICS

Premier Burt Tested Positive For Low - Level Coronavirus Infection

I sadly begin tonight by again offering my deepest condolences to the families of the two individual

2021-04-12 | POLITICS

Bermuda College Vaccine Center Is Accepting Walk-Ins 50 Years And Older

The Bermuda College vaccination centre is today still continuing to accept walk-ins for those person

2021-03-11 | COMMUNITY

End Compulsory Worship in the Schools

The Education Committee of Social Justice Bermuda calls for an end to compulsory worship within the

2021-02-02 | COMMUNITY

Dunkley Talks about Bus and Minibus Dispute

The current dispute between bus and minibus operators and the government of Bermuda, former Premier

2021-01-15 | POLITICS


There were 769 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update, and three were

2021-01-14 | COMMUNITY

Exceptional Turnout for Community Feeding

Nina Webb felt that, with everything that went on in 2020, Bermudians have drifted away from one ano

2021-01-10 | COMMUNITY

BELCO Successfully Tackles Island-Wide Power Outage

On Friday, December 18, Bermuda experienced its first island-wide power outage since 2005. This outa

2020-12-18 | POLITICS


Subscribe to our email newsletter
for useful posts
sent out every week!

No, thanks