The Bermuda Government has released the latest Covid-19 figures, with the island recording another coronavirus-related death, bringing the total to 153 since the pandemic began in 2020. There are now 46 known active cases, with seven of the 46 in hospital.
This follows after the Ministry confirmed that the “latest variants of the coronavirus BF.7 and BQ.1 have been detected in Bermuda.
A Government spokesperson previously said, “The BF.7 is highly infectious [three times more than other variants] and spreads faster than other variants. Symptoms of the new BF.7 sub-variant are similar to common flu and include cold, cough, fever, and body pain.”
Minister of Health, Kim Wilson previously said: “I am again strongly recommending mask-wearing and, if you are not yet boosted, do so as soon as possible. Avoid the “Three Cs”: close contact, crowded spaces and confined places with poor ventilation, especially if you live in a high-risk household, with adults with preexisting conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease or anyone immune-compromised. Our vulnerable community also includes patients undergoing cancer treatment.”