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 two thousand three hundred eighty- six (2,386).
There have been one thousand five hundred four (1,504) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred seventy (570) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, seventy-nine (79) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty (20) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Long Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred two (102) 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 the following persons:
a sixty-six (66) year old female of Grand Bahama who passed away on 21st August, 2020;
a sixty-two (62) year old male of Grand Bahama who passed away on 25th August, 2020;
an eighty-one (81) year old male of Grand Bahama who passed away on 25th August, 2020.
An additional death is also under investigation. These unfortunate deaths increase the death toll to fifty (50) and the number of deaths under investigation stands at thirteen (13).
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.