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Covid: 3 New Positive Cases, 75 Currently Active

Covid: 3 New Positive Cases, 75 Currently Active

There were 643 test results received and three were positive for Covid-19 — one imported, one local transmission with known contact and one under investigation — so Bermuda has had 670 total confirmed cases to date, with 75 currently active. A Government spokesperson said, “There were 643 test results received by the Ministry of Health... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Global Death Toll Exceeds 2 Million

Covid-19: Global Death Toll Exceeds 2 Million

While vaccines are being administered, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, with the number of deaths worldwide sadly surpassing two million today [Jan 15]. With the United States having the most cases in the world at more than 23 million, that country also has the most deaths globally, with more than 389,000 as of... Read more of this article

Thermal Detection Monitors At Hospital Entrances

Thermal Detection Monitors At Hospital Entrances

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Hospitals Board has thermal detection monitors at their entrances; and if your temperature is too high, a recording announces that your access is denied and a red light flashes, and if you are wearing a mask and do not have a fever, the monitor will display your temperature and sound a message giving you permission... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Urges People To Get Tested

Premier David Burt Urges People To Get Tested

Premier David Burt urged people to get tested for Covid-19, noting that “there are testing slots available for this weekend.” Premier Burt tweeted the photo below showing him getting a test, saying: “Let’s continue to make progress with Covid-19. There are testing slots available for this weekend. Please get tested & let’s continue... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 769 Test Results Received, 3 Positive

Covid-19: 769 Test Results Received, 3 Positive

There were 769 test results received and three were positive for Covid-19 — one imported and two local transmission with known contact — so Bermuda has recorded 667 total confirmed cases to date, with 84 cases currently active. A Government spokesperson said, “There were 769 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last... Read more of this article

BTA: Covid-19 Testing For Travellers Webinar

BTA: Covid-19 Testing For Travellers Webinar

The Bermuda Tourism Authority will be hosting a free webinar tomorrow [Jan 15] to help Bermuda residents access Covid-19 testing before they return home from the United States. “Our aim is to make it easier to travel safely and responsibly—both for our visitors and Bermuda residents,” said BTA Interim CEO Glenn Jones. “We’re pleased to be... Read more of this article

St. John’s Promote Borges To Commissioner

St. John’s Promote Borges To Commissioner

St. John Ambulance Bermuda announced the promotion of Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey M. Borges to Commissioner. “Mr. Borges, a born Bermudian, graduated from Acadia University with a degree in Business Administration. He has also completed the following courses: First Aid and CPR, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician and Mass... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 966 Test Results Received, 3 Positive

Covid-19: 966 Test Results Received, 3 Positive

There were 966 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update, and three were positive for Covid-19 — all imported — so the island has recorded 664 total confirmed cases to date, with 86 currently active. A Government spokesperson said, “There were 966 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Interview With Dr Carika Weldon

Video: BNV Interview With Dr Carika Weldon

Dr. Carika Weldon is joining Bernews this afternoon [Jan 13] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Dr Weldon set to discuss the scientific aspects of Covid-19 testing, the vaccine and more. Related StoriesVideo: Dr Weldon On Bermuda’s Covid-19 Testing Bermuda Principles Impact Conference... Read more of this article

Govt: No Walk-Ins At Covid Vaccination Centre

Govt: No Walk-Ins At Covid Vaccination Centre

There are social media posts circulating erroneously claiming the Vaccination Centre is accepting walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine, and the Ministry has clarified that this is not the case. A ministry spokesperson stated, “The Ministry of Health has been informed that there are social media posts currently circulating with misinformation about the... Read more of this article

Minister: Covid-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Minister: Covid-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Minister Kim Wilson provided information on Bermuda’s Covid-19 vaccine allocation strategy, with the priority to be given to “groups most at risk from getting sick from Covid-19.” Speaking at last night’s [Jan 12] press briefing, Minister Wilson said, “Our vaccine strategy has been developed based on international best... Read more of this article

US To Require Negative Test From Air Passengers

US To Require Negative Test From Air Passengers

The United States is “expanding the requirement for a negative Covid-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States” effective January 26th. A statement from CDC said, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. “Testing... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference at approximately 5.45pm this evening [Jan 12] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, our continuous live updates on Covid-19 are here, and the live video below should start showing the press conference at around 5.45pm. Update 5.34pm:... Read more of this article