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Ministry of Health investigating possible COVID-19 death on Bimini

The Ministry of Health is investigating a possible COVID-19 death on Bimini, according to Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delon Brennen.

“Our understanding is that there was a death on Bimini in a patient that was previously confirmed as COVID positive,” Dr. Brennen told The Nassau Guardian on Monday.

If confirmed, this would be the second COVID-19 related death on that island.

Kim Johnson-Rolle, a 57-year-old Bimini businesswoman died last month after being airlifted to New Providence and was later tested positive for COVID-19. She was the first Bahamian to die from the virus.

Bimini has been identified as a COVID-19 hotspot with 11 cases in total now, second in case numbers only to New Providence, which has 69.

Last week, Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, advisor to the prime minister, said the government was “seriously considering” the implementation of a two-week lockdown of Bimini.

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