Covid-19: Five More Positive Cases, Total Of 22

March 28, 2020 | 8 Comments

There were five more cases of Covid-19 confirmed, and the island now has a total of 22 confirmed cases, and the Premier has said “we must do everything in our power to stop the spread of Covid-19 in our community. ”

“Premier David Burt today announced of the 36 test results received today, there were five more confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 31 negative results,” a Government spokesperson said.

“Three of the confirmed cases were imported and two had close contact with a confirmed case and are limited local transmission.”

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“One of the confirmed cases arrived in Bermuda on the British Airways flight BA2233 on 15 March 2020. Another arrived on flight BA2233 on 18 March, 2020 and the third arrived on BA2233 on 20 March 2020.

“Here’s what you need to know if you were on one of those British Airways flights:

  • If you arrived on 15 March your monitoring period ends tomorrow – 29 March, 2020.
  • If you arrived on 18 March your monitoring period ends on 1 April, 2020.
  • If you arrived on 20 March your monitoring period ends on 3 April, 2020.

“If you are feeling fine and have no symptoms, there is nothing for you to do except to remain in your house and continue to observe the self-quarantine guidelines.

“If you have any respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or even a mild fever, please contact your doctor. Explain that you were on one of the mentioned British Airways flights and that you would like medical guidance. Do not go to your doctor’s office or the hospital. Please call ahead.

“There are currently two confirmed Covid-19 patients in hospital in stable condition.:

Premier Burt stated, “As Bermudians, we must do everything in our power to stop the spread of  Covid-19 in our community. When the curfew comes into effect tomorrow evening at 8pm, I am urging every person in Bermuda to stay in your home. Only if you are on the exemption list will you be allowed to move around the island.

“The steps we are taking as a Government is to ensure the health of each person who lives here. You have the ability to prevent the spread of  Covid-19 by washing your hands, staying six feet away from other people and encouraging others to follow all the guidelines that have been put in place. You are the person who will make the difference.”

The Premier said that will give another update on Sunday March, 29th.

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As the island and world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing our best to provide timely and accurate information, and you can find more information on the links below.

Officials are urging everyone to please follow all guidance like washing your hands, adhering to self quarantine if relevant, and practicing social distancing, and they have asked that if it is not urgent, a necessity or work, to please stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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  1. Jenny says:

    I’ve been hearing lots of ex-pat comments, in the grocery store, online, too much. Let’s be clear, this is a world issue, let’s not go down the Donald Trump blame route.

    And I was on the flight on 15th, I’m neither Bermudian or British, but 90% of the flight was Bermudian. The other 2 immigration lines were empty.

    So let’s get some perspective, the Government needs to avoid the talk of the virus being ‘brought in’, the labelling here is misguided and lazy.

    We are all in this together.

    • I hear you says:

      While I understand your concern and yes we are all in this together, people also have to understand the information the g overnment is presenting. When they use the government uses terms like “brought in” they aren’t talking nationality of the carrier, they are referring to the origin of the virus. In this case, anyone who equates “brought in” to expat clearly doesn’t understand the information being presented. It’s important for the government to use “brought in” because it helps us understand the numbers. For example, if they came out and said 22 people have the virus without telling us where it came from we wouldn’t know if 1 person who’d been overseas caught it and gave it to 21 people who we’re already here or if 15 people who’d been overseas caught it and gave it 7 people who were here already (and when I say here already I mean locals and expats). If they didn’t break down the info like they’ve been doing it could cause a panic of some sort. So maybe what you can ask is for the government to explain again (because I’m sure they have already) what they mean when they use terms like “brought in” .

  2. Maddog says:

    So way would Government try and put on a bus service them.

  3. Awakening says:

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  4. Toadinthehole says:

    The graphic speaks volumes. This could be a long few weeks.

    • Kiss says:

      If you would view or read the Press release. The service is only for
      essential service members ie: doctors, nurses etc. who don’t have
      transportation. Not for the general public!!

  5. Concerned citizen says:

    This is complete madness. Clearly the graph shows that Bermuda like most of the rest of the world is on an upward trend for confirmed cases. We got a long way to go before we have this under control. Residents of BDA, let’s act responsibly and practice social distancing. Reality is that we are definitely in for hard times! Feeling sorry for people all around the world who have lost lives or the lives of loved ones.

  6. Truth is killin’ me... says:

    This graph will only get worse if Bermuda doesn’t take this sh*t seriously!!

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