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Six COVID-positive patients at Sandilands

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center (SRC) yesterday confirmed that six women at SRC’s geriatric hospital recently tested positive for COVID-19.

They noted that the COVID-positive patients have been quarantined “out of an abundance of caution”.

“Additionally, SRC Employee Health Department has commenced the relevant protocols with regards to the assessment of staff and follow-through based on the results,” PHA and SRC said in a joint statement.

“All SRC staff continue to adhere to the infection control precautions and the institution continues to restrict visits at this time.”

This is not the first COVID outbreak at SRC.

On August 6, the PHA confirmed that 23 individuals on its Male Ward tested positive for the virus.

It said the patients tested positive after a staff member, who worked across three wards at SRC, tested positive for the virus.

Between July 1 and August 23, SRC confirmed 43 cases overall, according to the Ministry of Health.

As of Wednesday, The Bahamas confirmed 8,088 COVID cases since March.

Thirteen cases were hospitalized as of Wednesday.

Of that figure, six cases — all moderately ill — were at SRC.

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Jasper Ward

Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues. Education: Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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