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207 new cases of COVID-19 reported in two days

The Bahamas recorded 110 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 97 cases on Thursday, health officials said.

The rise in reported cases came after two days of fewer than 30 total cases reported.

On Wednesday officials reported 97 new cases were on New Providence, 12 were on Grand Bahama and one was recorded on Abaco.

On Thursday, there were 86 cases on New Providence, six on Grand Bahama and eight at locations that were still pending.

The total number of cases is 2,020.

The Ministry of Health also reported one non-COVID-19 death and two deaths under investigation. Total COVID-19 deaths, including those under investigation, rose to 50.

The number of hospitalizations stood at 82, up from 79. Recovered rose to 742 and the number of active cases increased from 1,125 to 1,221.

There were 10,625 tests completed.

Overall, there were 1,218 cases of COVID-19 on New Providence; 543 on Grand Bahama; 67 on Abaco; 53 on Bimini; 15 on the Berry Islands; eight on Cat Island; 19 on Exuma; eight on Inagua; five on Eleuthera; four on Acklins; one on Andros; two on Crooked Island; and the locations of 77 cases are listed as pending.

On Monday, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis noted that due to the positive trends in the country, health officials decided not to recommend a hard lockdown.

Instead, Minnis announced that many of the restrictions imposed on New Providence to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus would be relaxed on Monday.

Health officials also reported on Monday that they were able to clear the backlog of COVID-19 tests.

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