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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020

COVID-19 claims another life, Government confirms

COVID-19 claims another life, Government confirms

The Government has confirmed the sad news that another person has died due to Covid-19, taking the island’s death toll to nine.
A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 45 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and one was positive for COVID-19. Sadly, however, COVID has claimed another casualty and Bermuda has lost another life to this terrible disease. Today’s positive case is also the individual who passed away.

“Bermuda’s has 122 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:

there are 47 active cases, of which

- 40 persons are under active public health monitoring, and
- 7 persons are hospitalized, with
- 2 of these in critical care
- A total of 66 have now recovered, and
the total deceased is now 9.

“The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 59 and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 18 to 101 years.

“The average age of persons hospitalized is 78 and their age ranges from 68 to 89 years.

“The average age of all deceased cases is 74 and the age range is 57 to 91 years.

“In light of us suffering yet another death, it is timely to remind us all of how important it is to continue to shield persons who are Extremely Clinically Vulnerable, as COVID-19 is poses particularly high risk for persons who already other health problems.

“The Ministry of Health would like to remind the public that as the overall restrictions on movement within the country are lowered, this group of persons very much still need to be protected by us – they are extremely clinically vulnerable.

“We must all do our part to shield them from the exponential danger that COVID-19 places them in because of their conditions,” explained the Minister of Health Kim Wilson. “We all have a duty to assist these persons to make sure they are not exposed.”

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