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Four more COVID deaths as hospitalizations rise

Four more COVID deaths were confirmed in The Bahamas on Wednesday, bringing the toll so far in the country to 586.

Two of the deaths took place in October and two in September.

All of the victims were women from Grand Bahama, who ranged in age from 42 to 88.

The latest deaths bring the total number for September 2021 to 118, and the total for October 2021 so far to six. 

As of Wednesday, 120 people have been confirmed so far to have died with COVID-19, but not because of it, while an additional 62 deaths were still under investigation.

Sixty new cases were also recorded on Wednesday. Of them, 48 were on New Providence, six on Eleuthera, three on Grand Bahama, one on Andros, one on Exuma, and one on Mayaguana.

With 463 tests conducted on Wednesday, the positivity rate was 13 percent. 

As of Wednesday, 162 people were hospitalized – a notable increase compared to the 141 people who were hospitalized on Tuesday.

Of the patients in hospital, 18 were in intensive care.

Twenty-six people were hospitalized on Grand Bahama and the remainder on New Providence.

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