As of today, there are no active cases of Covid-19 in Bermuda, and there have been no confirmed positive cases recorded in over two weeks.
Bermuda’s Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “I am delighted to be able to say that there are no longer any known active cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda. This has been an extraordinary journey involving a lot of sweat, blood and tears by a lot of people directly involved in the fight against the coronavirus.
“But this does not mean that we should let our guard down. I want to urge everyone to, please, keep wearing your masks and stay six feet apart. We need to do this now more than ever in case there are any unknown asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 still in Bermuda.”
Bermuda has, in total, recorded 146 cases this year and unfortunately nine people died due to Covid-19.
Since the start of the pandemic, the island took strict measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including closing the airport to commercial flights for over three months, closing schools, closing restaurants and suspending bus and ferry services.
Bermuda also declared a State of Emergency — the first in over 40 years — and took numerous other measures including instituting an island-wide curfew and making it mandatory to wear masks to enter certain establishments.
The island’s residents have been largely supportive and shown wide co-operation with the measures, with the pandemic even resulting in a cottage industry of mask maskers emerging, as the island’s seamstresses create an array of colourful and stylish masks, including Bermuda themed ones.