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Three more deaths, 24 new cases

Three more people died of COVID-19 in The Bahamas, and 24 new cases were recorded in the country yesterday.

Health officials did not give details on the deaths, noting that more information will be provided at a Ministry of Health press conference this afternoon.

The deaths are the first since April. There are now 14 deaths.

According to the ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard, hospitalizations increased from 16 to 19.

Of the new confirmed cases, 20 were recorded on New Providence.

The other four were recorded on Grand Bahama, which still leads the country in total confirmed cases.

A nine-year-old girl was among those who tested positive for COVID on New Providence.

Also among the new cases on the island are eight women – ages 27, 36, 30, 80, 37, 25, 32 and 28 – and 11 men – ages 56, 54, 41, 42, 43, 63, 51, 42, 45, 47 and 43.

On Grand Bahama, three men – ages 68, 51, and 29 – and a 44-year-old woman tested positive.

Health officials did not provide any travel history for the new cases. It is also unclear how many healthcare workers, if any, are among the confirmed cases.

In total, 508 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in The Bahamas.

Of the cases in The Bahamas, 404 have been recorded since July 8, a week after the country’s border reopened fully to international travel.

Grand Bahama has the most confirmed cases in the country with 247, followed by New Providence with 205 and Bimini with 21.

Guana Cay has recorded nine cases; Moore’s Island, nine; the Berry Islands, six; Cat Cay, four; Cat Island, three; Exuma, three; and Abaco, one.

So far, 91 people have recovered from COVID-19 in The Bahamas and there are 404 active cases.

As of last night, 4,167 tests were completed, according to health officials. These include tests conducted by private facilities.

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues.
Education: Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish
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