49 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-nine (49) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand four hundred sixty- seven (3,467). There have been two thousand four hundred twenty-two (2,422) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred seventeen (617) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred fifteen (115) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred thirty-seven (137) 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 confirms the death of a fifty-nine (59) year old male of New Providence who passed away yesterday, 21st September, 2020. Further, a death previously under investigation is now confirmed. The person is a fifty-nine (59) year old male from New Providence who passed away on 15th September, 2020. Additionally, a non-COVID related death is also confirmed. These unfortunate deaths decrease the number of deaths under investigation to twenty (20), the non-COVID related death toll now stands at ten (10), and the confirmed death toll is tallied at seventy-seven (77).

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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