107 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred seven (107) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand five hundred fifty-nine (4,559).

There have been three thousand three hundred ninety-six (3,396) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred forty-nine (649) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred fifty-seven (157) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Andros, eight (9) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred sixty-seven (167) confirmed cases with locations pending. The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. The Ministry of Health also reports that one (1) new death and three (3) deaths under investigation from New Providence are confirmed as COVID-19 related and listed as follows:

 an eighty-five (85) year old female who passed away today, 5th October, 2020;
 a seventy-two (72) year old male who passed away on 2nd October, 2020;
 a fifty-one (51) year old female who passed away on 28th September, 2020; and
 a fifty-seven (57) year old male who passed away on 24th September, 2020.
Two (2) other deaths under investigation have now been classified as non-COVID-19 related.

These unfortunate deaths decrease the deaths under investigation to thirteen (13), increase the non-COVID-19 related deaths to nineteen (19) and tally the confirmed death toll at one hundred (100).

To date, twenty-two thousand three hundred twenty-four (22,324) tests have been completed. Hospitalized cases increased by three (3) and are now tallied at one hundred twelve (112). Further, there were one hundred (100) recovered cases so that the total recovered cases now stand at two thousand four hundred seventy-five (2,475). The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
 wear a face mask when you leave home;
 maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet from others;
 wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, and if soap
and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least seventy
percent (70%) alcohol;
 cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
 clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls,
counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.
Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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