171 new cases since Friday

Between Friday and Monday, 171 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in The Bahamas.

Health officials did not provide the age or sex of any of the new cases.

Sixty-six new cases were confirmed on Friday – 39 on Grand Bahama and 27 on New Providence.

On Saturday, there were 25 new cases. An island-by-island breakdown was not provided and was not available up to press time yesterday.

On Sunday, there were 49 new cases confirmed – 27 on New Providence, 10 on Grand Bahama, eight on Bimini, two on Cat Cay, one on Moore’s Island, and one in the Berry Islands.

Yesterday, health officials confirmed 31 cases – 22 on Grand Bahama, despite the island being near the end of a two-week lockdown intended to slow the spread of the virus; and nine on New Providence.

Grand Bahama still leads the country in total cases, with 320 in total, followed by New Providence with 291 and Bimini with 29.

Moore’s Island has 10 cases; Great Guana Cay, nine; Berry Islands, seven, Cat Cay, six; Cat Island, three; Exuma, three; and Abaco one.

Three more patients were also hospitalized over the weekend, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 22.

In total, 679 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in The Bahamas.

Of the cases in The Bahamas, 575 have been recorded since July 8, a week after the country’s border reopened fully to international travel.

So far, 91 people have recovered from COVID-19 in The Bahamas. Fourteen people have died of COVID, and there are 572 active cases.

As of last night, 4,458 tests were completed, according to health officials. These include tests conducted by private facilities.

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