Sunday 27 September, 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to spike in The Bahamas, 66 new cases recorded

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It seems to be double jeopardy for The Bahamas as the territory continues to see a steady spike in COVID-19 cases while facing the threats posed by Hurricane Isaias.

The Ministry of Health recorded 66 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday bringing the total number of cases in the territory to 574.

There are 286 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, 232 confirmed cases in New Providence, 21 confirmed cases in Bimini, nine confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.

According to figures released by the Health Ministry on Friday, there are 467 active cases.

91 of those who tested positive for the coronavirus have since recovered and the territory has recorded 14 COVID-related deaths.

With the number of positive cases steadily increasing, concerns have been raised about the ability of the public health department to treat with the spike in cases.

These concerns have been exacerbated as the territory is now also being forced to deal with the passage of Hurricane Isaias.

The Ministry of Health is encouraging citizens to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines and all other restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus.

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