Sunday 25 October, 2020

Over 1000 active COVID cases in The Bahamas, infections still rising

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With COVID-19 now present in each of the major islands of The Bahamas, the government has ramped up efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

According to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, the lockdowns and restrictions appear to be working.

Before the country's borders were reopened to international travel on July 1, only 104 COVID-19 cases were recorded in The Bahamas.

Things have since taken a devastating turn for the worst. 

On Wednesday the Ministry of Health recorded 61 new cases taking the total number of confirmed cases to 2337.

The breakdown of new cases by island is as follows:

  • New Providence 49
  • Grand Bahama 3
  • Exuma 1
  • Bimini 1
  • Andros 1
  • Abaco 1

The location is pending for five of the newly confirmed cases.

A 58-year-old woman from New Providence is the latest to succumb to COVID-related complications, taking the death toll to 47.

At present, there are 1420 active cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.
 

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