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The timeline below provides a brief visual overview some of the developments in both Bermuda and around the world. It is in no way indicative of all developments, and is a work in progress, and will be updated as time passes. For ease of reading, it is colour coded – international updates are in blue, and Bermuda-specific updates are in pink. You can also see a global timeline, which updates daily here.

Covid-19

2020
Sep 22

Bermuda Has A Total Of 181 Cases, 5 Active

Bermuda Has A Total Of 181 Cases, 5 Active

One more person — a resident who arrived on the BA flight on September 16th — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 181 confirmed positive cases, with 5 active.

Sep 22

Over 31 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 31 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 31 million, with over 965,000 deaths.

Sep 18

Over 30 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 30 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 30 million, with over 946,000 deaths.

Sep 16

1 New Case Confirmed, Total 178, 5 Active

1 New Case Confirmed, Total 178, 5 Active

One more person — a visitor who arrived on the BA flight on September 11th — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 178 confirmed positive cases, with 5 active.

Sep 14

Over 29 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 29 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 29 million, with over 924,000 deaths.

Sep 11

Over 28 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 28 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 28 million, with over 910,000 deaths.

Sep 07

Over 27 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 27 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 27 million, with over 889,000 deaths.

Sep 04

Total Of 175 Cases So Far, 8 Active

Total Of 175 Cases So Far, 8 Active

One more person — who flew in from Atlanta — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 175 confirmed positive cases, with 8 active.

Sep 03

Bermuda Has A Total Of 174 Cases, 8 Active

Bermuda Has A Total Of 174 Cases, 8 Active

Two more persons — who were close contacts of previously known cases — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 174 confirmed positive cases, with 8 active.

Sep 03

Over 26 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 26 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 26 million, with over 863,000 deaths.

Aug 31

3 New Cases Confirmed, Total 172, 8 Active

3 New Cases Confirmed, Total 172, 8 Active

Bermuda now has a total of 172 confirmed positive cases — with 8 active — after three more people tested positive for Covid-19.

Aug 30

Over 25 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 25 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 25 million, with over 843,000 deaths.

Aug 29

Bermuda Has A Total Of 169 Cases, 7 Active

Bermuda Has A Total Of 169 Cases, 7 Active

One more person — a visitor who arrived on the BA flight on August 28th — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 169 confirmed positive cases, with 7 active.

Aug 27

Over 24 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 24 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 24 million, with over 825,000 deaths.

Aug 25

Over 40,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

Over 40,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

Bermuda has now done a total of 40,157 tests, with 39,989 negative and 168 positive.

Aug 24

Total Of 168 Cases So Far, 9 Active

Total Of 168 Cases So Far, 9 Active

Bermuda now has a total of 168 confirmed positive cases, with 9 active, with the latest case classified as local transmission as the new positive was a known contact of a previously confirmed case.

Aug 19

Over 22 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 22 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 22 million, with over 780,000 deaths.

Aug 17

4 New Cases Confirmed, Total 166, 10 Active

4 New Cases Confirmed, Total 166, 10 Active

Bermuda now has a total of 166 confirmed positive cases, with 10 active, after four more people — three flew in from New York while one may have contracted the virus via local transmission — tested positive for Covid-19.

Aug 15

3 New Cases Confirmed, Total 162, 6 Active

3 New Cases Confirmed, Total 162, 6 Active

Three more people — residents who flew in from New York — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 162 confirmed positive cases, with 6 active.

Aug 12

Over 30,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

Over 30,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

Bermuda has now done a total of 30,213 tests, with 30,054 negative and 159 positive

Aug 11

Russia Claims First Covid-19 Vaccine

Russia Claims First Covid-19 Vaccine

Russia claims to have developed the first Covid-19 vaccine, other nations express concern about the safety and efficacy, claiming their process was rushed

Aug 11

Over 20 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 20 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 20 million, with over 735,000 deaths.

Aug 10

Total Of 159 Cases So Far, 6 Active

Total Of 159 Cases So Far, 6 Active

One more person — who flew in from Atlanta — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 159 confirmed positive cases thus far, with 6 active.

Aug 08

Total Of 158 Cases So Far, 5 Active

Total Of 158 Cases So Far, 5 Active

One more person — who flew in from Atlanta — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 158 confirmed positive cases, with 5 active.

Aug 07

Over 19 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 19 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 19 million, with over 715,000 deaths.

Aug 05

Testing Site Opens At Perot Post Office

Testing Site Opens At Perot Post Office

A new Covid-19 testing site for travellers opened today at the historic Perot Post Office in Hamilton.

Aug 03

Over 18 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 18 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 18 million, with over 685,000 deaths.

Aug 01

Bermuda Has A Total Of 157 Cases, 5 Active

Bermuda Has A Total Of 157 Cases, 5 Active

One more person — who flew in from Atlanta — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 157 confirmed positive cases, with 5 active.

Jul 30

Over 17 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 17 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 17 million, with over 665,000 deaths.

Jul 27

Over 20,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

Over 20,000 Tests Done In Bermuda

The number of Covid-19 tests done in Bermuda surpasses 20,000.

Jul 26

Over 16 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 16 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 16 million, with over 645,000 deaths.

Jul 24

$5.9 Million Cost For Bermuda’s Health Covid-19 Fight

$5.9 Million Cost For Bermuda’s Health Covid-19 Fight

The total cost of the Ministry of Health’s fight against COVID-19 as of July 17, 2020 is approximately $5.9 million. The overall cost, including unemployment benefit and other matters, is substantially higher.

Jul 22

Over 15 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 15 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 15 million, with over 615,000 deaths.

Jul 20

Bermuda Curfew Lifted With Provisio

Bermuda Curfew Lifted With Provisio

The curfew on the island has been lifted, with the proviso that all liquor licensed establishments will close at midnight.

Jul 17

British Airways Flight Lands In Bermuda

A British Airways flight — the first commercial passenger flight from the UK since March – landed in Bermuda

Jul 16

Global Death Toll Surpasses 600,000

Global Death Toll Surpasses 600,000

With Covid-19 continuing to spread around the world, the official global death toll has now surpassed 600,000 people.

Jul 14

Over 13 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 13 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 13 million, with over 570,000 deaths.

Jul 11

Minister Issues Closure Notice To Blu Bar & Grill

Minister Issues Closure Notice To Blu Bar & Grill

A 14-day closure notice was issued to Blu Bar & Grill, which went into effect on July 11, as the venue was found to have breached the Covid-19 Regulations.

Jul 10

Bermuda Has A Total Of 150 Cases, 4 Active

Bermuda Has A Total Of 150 Cases, 4 Active

One more person — who arrived on the Air Canada flight — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 150 confirmed positive cases, with 4 active.

Jul 09

Over 12 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 12 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 12 million.

Jul 08

Bermuda Has A Total Of 149 Cases, 3 Active

Bermuda Has A Total Of 149 Cases, 3 Active

One more person — who flew in from Atlanta — tested positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 149 confirmed positive cases, with 3 active.

Jul 06

Zane DeSilva & Wayne Caines Resign From Cabinet

Zane DeSilva & Wayne Caines Resign From Cabinet

The Premier advised that Zane DeSilva and Wayne Caines “accepted his invitation to resign from the Cabinet” after videos circulated showing the two former Ministers among a crowd of people at an event who were not wearing masks while dancing – in violation of Covid-19 regulations.

Jul 06

First Flight From USA Lands, Two Positive Cases

First Flight From USA Lands, Two Positive Cases

A Delta flight — the first commercial flight from the USA since March — landed, marking the second commercial flight since the airport fully re-opened in July. During the arrival testing two passengers, both Bermuda residents, tested positive.

Jul 03

No New Confirmed Cases In 2 Weeks & No Active Cases

No New Confirmed Cases In 2 Weeks & No Active Cases

As of this date, there has not been a new case in two weeks and there are zero active cases in Bermuda.

Jul 03

Over 11 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 11 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 11 million.

Jul 02

First Commercial Airline Flight Arrives

After a suspension of commercial flights for more than three months, Bermuda welcomes an Air Canada flight, with a number of safety protocols in place, including testing passengers for Covid-19.

Jul 01

Bermuda Enters Phase 4 Of Re-Opening

Bermuda Enters Phase 4 Of Re-Opening

Bermuda officially enters ‘Phase 4 of Re-Opening’, with new regulations going into effect as the island gradually moves towards re-opening.

Jun 28

Global Death Toll Surpasses 500,000

Global Death Toll Surpasses 500,000

With Covid-19 continuing to spread around the world, the official global death toll has now surpassed 500,000 people.

Jun 28

Over 10 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 10 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed ten million.

Jun 22

Bermuda’s Status Improved To “Sporadic Cases”

Bermuda’s Status Improved To “Sporadic Cases”

The Government confirmed that PAHO’s designation of Bermuda’s country status has been improved to “Sporadic Cases”.

Jun 22

Over 9 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 9 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses nine million, with over 468,000 confirmed deaths worldwide.

Jun 22

Over 10,000 Tests Done in Bermuda

Over 10,000 Tests Done in Bermuda

The number of Covid-19 tests done in Bermuda surpasses 10,000, with the island in the top 10% of all nations as far as testing per capita.

Jun 19

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 146 Cases

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 146 Cases

The Government confirmed that two more people tested positive for Covid-19; Bermuda now has a total of 146 confirmed positive cases.

Jun 15

Over 8 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 8 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses eight million, with over 430,000 confirmed deaths worldwide.

Jun 13

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 144 Cases

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 144 Cases

The Government confirmed that two more people tested positive for Covid-19; Bermuda now has a total of 144 confirmed positive cases.

Jun 11

Bermuda Enters Phase 3 Of Re-Opening

Bermuda Enters Phase 3 Of Re-Opening

Bermuda officially enters ‘Phase 3 of Re-opening’, with new regulations going into effect as the island gradually moves towards re-opening.

Jun 08

Over 7 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 7 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses seven million, with over 403,000 confirmed deaths worldwide.

Jun 07

Global Death Toll Surpasses 400,000

Global Death Toll Surpasses 400,000

With Covid-19 continuing to spread around the world, the official global death toll has now surpassed 400,000 people.

May 31

Over 6 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 6 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses six million, with over 369,000 confirmed deaths worldwide.

May 27

US Death Toll Exceeds 100,000

US Death Toll Exceeds 100,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus exceeds 100,000, accounting for more than a quarter of the world’s deaths.

May 23

Govt Confirms 5 New Cases, Total Of 133

Govt Confirms 5 New Cases, Total Of 133

The Government confirmed that five more people tested positive for Covid-19; Bermuda now has a total of 133 confirmed positive cases.

May 21

Bermuda Enters Phase 2 Of Re-Opening

Bermuda Enters Phase 2 Of Re-Opening

The island officially enters ‘Phase 2 of Re-opening Bermuda’, with new regulations going into effect allowing additional activities and businesses to open.

May 21

Over 5 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 5 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses five million, with over 325,000 deaths worldwide.

May 14

Government Confirm Ninth Covid-19 Death

Government Confirm Ninth Covid-19 Death

The Government has confirmed the sad news that another person has died due to Covid-19, taking the island’s death toll to nine.

May 14

Global Death Toll Surpasses 300,000

Global Death Toll Surpasses 300,000

With Covid-19 continuing to spread around the world, the official global death toll has now surpassed 300,000 people.

May 11

Bermuda Records Eighth Covid-19 Death

Bermuda Records Eighth Covid-19 Death

The Government confirms the sad news that another person has died, bringing Bermuda’s Covid-19 death toll to eight.

May 09

Over 4 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 4 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses four million, with over 275,000 deaths worldwide.

May 08

Govt Confirm Cases In 5 Care Homes

Govt Confirm Cases In 5 Care Homes

The Government confirmed there were three new positive cases in three of our Long Term Care homes, taking the total number of Covid-affected care homes to five.

May 06

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 118 Cases

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 118 Cases

Bermuda records three additional positive tests, making a total of 118 cases on the island.

May 04

Global Death Toll Surpasses 250,000

Global Death Toll Surpasses 250,000

With Covid-19 continuing to spread around the world, the official global death toll has now surpassed 250,000 people.

May 03

Member Of BFRS Tests Positive, Total Of 115

Member Of BFRS Tests Positive, Total Of 115

The Ministry of Health confirms that a member of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases on the island to 115.

May 02

Government Confirm Seventh Covid-19 Death

Government Confirm Seventh Covid-19 Death

The Government confirms that another person has died, bringing Bermuda’s Covid-19 death toll to seven.

May 02

‘Shelter-In-Place’ Ends In Bermuda

‘Shelter-In-Place’ Ends In Bermuda

‘Shelter-in-place’ protocols end in Bermuda at 6.00am, with new regulations going into effect immediately.

Apr 30

Three More Positives, Total Of 114

Three More Positives, Total Of 114

The Government confirms that three more people tested positive for Covid-19; Bermuda now has a total of 114 confirmed positive cases.

Apr 27

Govt Confirms 1 New Case, Total Of 110

Govt Confirms 1 New Case, Total Of 110

The Government confirmed one more positive test, bringing the total on the island to 110.

Apr 27

Over 3 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 3 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses three million, with over 200,000 deaths worldwide.

Apr 26

Bermuda Records Sixth Covid-19 Death

The Government confirms that another person has died, bringing Bermuda’s Covid-19 death toll to six.

Apr 24

American Death Toll Exceeds 50,000

American Death Toll Exceeds 50,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus exceeds 50,000, accounting for more than a quarter of the world’s deaths.

Apr 24

Drive-Through Facility Opens At Southside

Drive-Through Facility Opens At Southside

A multi-lane drive-through testing facility opens at Southside.

Apr 22

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 99 Cases

Bermuda Now Has A Total Of 99 Cases

The Government confirmed one more positive test, bringing the total on the island to 99.

Apr 15

Govt Confirms 24 New Cases, Total Of 81

Govt Confirms 24 New Cases, Total Of 81

With 24 new cases, the island now has a total of 81, with 23 of the latest positive tests associated with the outbreak at Matilda Smith.

Apr 15

Over 2 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 2 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses two million, with over 130,000 deaths worldwide.

Apr 13

Bermuda Records Fifth Covid-19 Death

The Government confirms that another person has died, bringing Bermuda’s Covid-19 death toll to five.

Apr 10

Worldwide Death Toll Surpasses 100,000

Worldwide Death Toll Surpasses 100,000

With Covid-19 continuing to spread around the world, the official global death toll has now surpassed 100,000 people.

Apr 09

Fourth Covid-19 Death In Bermuda

Premier David Burt confirms that a fourth person has died from Covid-19 in Bermuda.

Apr 08

Bermuda Records Third Covid-19 Death

Bermuda Records Third Covid-19 Death

Premier David Burt confirms that another person has died, marking the third Covid-19 related death in Bermuda.

Apr 06

Bermuda Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths

Bermuda Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths

The Premier of Bermuda confirms the sad news that the island has recorded our first two Covid-19 related deaths.

Apr 05

Global Death Toll Exceeds Bermuda’s Population

Global Death Toll Exceeds Bermuda’s Population

A sobering and sad statistic, the global death toll from Covid-19 has now exceeded the entire population of Bermuda, with over 65,000 deaths recorded worldwide.

Apr 04

Residents Advised To Use Face Coverings

Residents Advised To Use Face Coverings

The Bermuda Ministry of Health release guidance, advising the “use of simple cloth face coverings to slow of the spread the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

Apr 04

Shelter In Place Comes Into Effect

Shelter In Place Comes Into Effect

The Shelter in Place policy comes into effect, with residents asked not to leave their homes unless for specific purposes such as grocery shopping. It will last for 14 days.

Apr 03

Incoming Passengers Placed In Govt Quarantine Facility For 14 Days

Incoming Passengers Placed In Govt Quarantine Facility For 14 Days

The Government’s Quarantine Order mandates that all persons entering Bermuda from April 3rd will “be placed in quarantine for a period not exceeding 14 days, at a place approved by the Quarantine Authority for the purpose.”

Apr 02

Over 1 Million Cases Worldwide

Over 1 Million Cases Worldwide

The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpasses one million, with over 50,000 deaths worldwide.

Apr 01

State Of Emergency Declared

State Of Emergency Declared

The Premier has asked the Governor to declare a state of emergency and direct that Bermuda’s residents must shelter in place for 14 days.

Mar 31

Govt Confirm A Total Of 32 Covid-19 Cases

The Premier confirmed that the island has a total of 32 Covid-19 cases; 10 have recovered and three are in hospital.

Mar 29

Overnight Curfew Takes Effect in Bermuda

Overnight Curfew Takes Effect in Bermuda

An island-wide curfew order takes effect, restricting most residents from going out from 8pm – 6am.

Mar 26

U.S. Has Most Confirmed Cases In The World

U.S. Has Most Confirmed Cases In The World

The United States surpasses all other nations to have the most cases in the world.

Mar 26

Govt Confirm 8 More Cases, Total Of 15

The Premier confirms eight more people tested positive for Covid-19, making a total of 15 positive tests in the island.

Mar 25

Bermuda Records 7th Confirmed Case

Bermuda records an additional positive test, making a total of 7 cases in the island. Six were people who recently traveled overseas, and one was a close contact to one of the travelers.

Mar 25

Worldwide Death Toll Surpasses 20,000

Worldwide Death Toll Surpasses 20,000

As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, the official death toll surpasses 20,000, with Italy and Spain recording the most fatalties.

Mar 23

Bermuda Announce Four New Cases- Making A Total Of Six

Premier Burt announced that Bermuda now has six confirmed cases. The four additional cases were a close family contact of a passenger on the BA flight on March 8th, a person who arrived via BA on March 17th, and two people who arrived via a private jet.

Mar 21

Govt Issues Closure Notice For Specific Establishments

Govt Issues Closure Notice For Specific Establishments

Government is reminding people that a closure notices for specific types of establishments has been issued, and “failure to adhere to the Closure Notice will result in penalties.”

Mar 20

On-Island Testing For Covid-19 Underway

On-Island Testing For Covid-19 Underway

Premier announces that on-island testing for Covid-19 has commenced, with 150 tests on island, and 800 more tests expected to arrive over the next two weeks.

Mar 20

Worldwide Death Toll Surpasses 10,000

Worldwide Death Toll Surpasses 10,000

As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the official death toll surges past 10,000, with over 1/4 million confirmed cases in over 175 countries, areas or territories.

Mar 19

USA Issue ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory

USA Issue ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory

The U.S. State Department raised the global travel advisory to the highest tier – Level 4: Do Not Travel – and advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel, adding that U.S. citizens should arrange for immediate return to the United States.

Mar 19

Italy’s Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses China

Italy’s Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses China

Italy surpassed China as the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, registering 3,405 fatalities.

Mar 18

Bermuda Announce Major Closures: Schools, Airport, Buses & More

Bermuda Announce Major Closures: Schools, Airport, Buses & More

Following the first two confirmed cases in Bermuda, major closures are announced, with Government stating that the airport will close for incoming passenger flights for two weeks, schools will close, and public bus and ferry services are suspended.

Mar 18

First Cases Of Covid-19 In Bermuda Confirmed

Premier David Burt announces that the first diagnosed cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bermuda, with two residents, who recently traveled home from the UK and USA, confirmed to have Covid-19.

Mar 18

Bermuda Hospital Suspends Elective Surgeries

Bermuda Hospital Suspends Elective Surgeries

As a precautionary measure, Bermuda’s hospital suspended elective surgeries from March 18th onwards, in order to start cross-training and upskilling staff, as well as increasing bed capacity.

Mar 17

Self-Quarantine Required For Arriving Passengers

Self-Quarantine Required For Arriving Passengers

All persons arriving into Bermuda are required to self-quarantine for 14 days

Mar 17

Permit To Be Revoked If Worker Violates Order

Permit To Be Revoked If Worker Violates Order

Government notes that individuals, including guest workers, arriving into Bermuda are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and “any guest worker found to be violating the self-quarantine order will immediately have their work permit revoked.”