“Coronavirus fatigue is real, but we can’t let our guard down,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “it is vital that we follow the simple precautions in place to limit transmission while we continue to immunise our seniors and the vulnerable.”
In a series of tweets this evening [March 13], the Premier said, “Coronavirus fatigue is real, but we can’t let our guard down. 24/31 of Bermuda’s active coronavirus cases are the ‘UK Variant.’ This strain is known to be more transmissible and is also more deadly.
“As you move around the island, please remember to follow the rules. Avoid large gatherings that are in violation of the rules in place. Please remember to use hand sanitiser, wear a mask and keep your distance from others. The next 6 weeks are critical and will require all of us to do our part to break the chains of transmission.
“It is vital that we follow the simple precautions in place to limit transmission while we continue to immunise our seniors & the vulnerable. We are fortunate to have access to vaccines and are top 10 in the world in testing & vaccinations, but we need to be sensible,” the Premier added.
Six weeks ago the island had administered around 5,000 vaccinations total with around 200 people having had both doses.
The latest vaccine statistics show that over the past six weeks the total vaccinations have risen to just over 27,000, with over 10,000 people having had both doses, meaning that if the island continues on the same track, in six weeks time thousands more people will have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The first cases of Covid-19 in Bermuda were confirmed almost one year ago, back in March 2020, and since that time the island has recorded a total of 735 cases, with 31 currently active.