Bahamas surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 cases

The Bahamas has now recorded more than 3,000 cases of COVID-19, after 34 new cases were confirmed yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed that a 72-year-old woman of New Providence died of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the toll to 68, with 10 deaths under investigation.

Eight patients who had COVID-19 died of other causes.

Of the new confirmed cases, 23 were on New Providence, three on Grand Bahama, three on Eleuthera, two on Long Island, one on Abaco, one on Exuma and one on Inagua.

The new cases bring the total confirmed in the country to 3,008. Of them, 2,036 have been recorded on New Providence and 600 on Grand Bahama.

There are 101 confirmed cases on Abaco; 54 on Bimini; 25 on Exuma; 18 on Inagua; 15 in the Berry Islands; 15 on Eleuthera; 10 on Long Island; eight on Cat Island; seven on Acklins; five on Crooked Island; three on Andros; and three on Mayaguana.

As of yesterday, there were 108 confirmed cases with locations pending.

There were 1,531 active cases, with 1,391 recovered cases.

Sixty-six people were hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday and 15,418 tests have been completed.

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Rachel Knowles

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

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