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COVID death toll now at 67

Two more COVID deaths and 114 new cases were recorded between Friday and Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.

According to the Ministry of Health, a 58-year-old New Providence woman died of COVID-19 on September 9, and a 30-year-old New Providence woman died of COVID on September 11.

The deaths bring the toll to 67, with 10 deaths under investigation. Eight patients who had COVID-19 have died of other causes.

Of the new confirmed cases, 101 were on New Providence, five on Abaco, four on Eleuthera, two on Grand Bahama, one on Exuma and the other’s location has not yet been confirmed.

Sixty cases were confirmed on Friday and 54 on Saturday.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in The Bahamas to 2,928. Of them, 1,970 have been recorded on New Providence and 595 on Grand Bahama.

There are 100 confirmed cases on Abaco; 54 confirmed cases on Bimini; 24 confirmed cases on Exuma; 17 on Inagua; 15 in the Berry Islands; 12 on Eleuthera; eight on Cat Island; eight on Long Island; seven on Acklins; five on Crooked Island; three on Andros; and three on Mayaguana.

As of Saturday, there were 107 confirmed cases with locations pending.

There were 1,524 active cases, with 1,319 people having recovered.

Seventy-one people were hospitalized with COVID as of Saturday and 15,083 tests had 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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