Seventy-Eight (78) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are seventy-eight (78) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand one hundred thirty-five (2,135). There have been one thousand three hundred eighteen (1,318) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred forty-seven (547) confirmed cases in Grand
Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and eighty-eight (88) confirmed cases with locations pending. The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:

Island # of Cases
New Providence 63
Grand Bahama 4
Locations Pending 11
TOTAL: 78

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 that there were three (3) additional deaths. A ninety-nine (99) year old male of New Providence passed away on 26th August, 2020. Yesterday, 29th August, 2020, a sixty-three (63) year old male and a fifty-three (53) year old male both of New Providence passed away. These unfortunate deaths increases the death toll to forty-three (43).

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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