Tuesday 27 October, 2020

1488 active COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas, infections still climbing

The Bahamas Ministry of Health on Tuesday recorded 72 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 2657.

Of the new cases, 58 are in New Providence, 5 in Grand Bahama and 9 in Abaco.

The Ministry also reported four new COVID-related deaths.

  • A 46-year-old man from New Providence who died on August 31.
  • A 74-year-old woman from New Providence who died on August 26
  • A 61-year-old man from Exuma who died on August 30
  • A 63-year-old woman from New Providence who died on August 26

There are 1488 active cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.

The Ministry of Health is urging citizens to continue to adhere to all protocols and restrictions that have been put in place to slow the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis toured the Rand Memorial Hospital where rehabilitation work is well underway.

Hospital officials expect seven additional COVID-19 beds to come onstream within a week at the redeveloped Rand Memorial.

PM Minnis said $21 million has been allocated for the phased redevelopment of the Rand Memorial Hospital, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.

The Government, he said, is also continuing discussions with Hutchison Ports along with the Grand Bahama Port Authority to finalize an agreement for the best way forward in rebuilding a world-class Grand Bahama Airport.

Prime Minister Minnis gave the assurance that his government remains focused on reviving the island that has endured economic struggles for many years.

The Prime Minister assured Grand Bahamians that the Government remains focused on the island that has endured economic struggles for many years.

He said: "COVID-19 may have delayed our ambitious and comprehensive plans for Grand Bahama. But once we have beaten back this virus, our plans will come into full force.”


 

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