Seventy-Two (72) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, four (4) confirmed related deaths and one(1) confirmed non-COVID related death

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are seventy-two (72) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand six hundred fifty- seven (2,657).

There have been one thousand seven hundred twenty-five (1,725) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred eighty-nine (589) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, ninety-five (95) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred five (105) 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 unfortunate deaths of the following persons:

 a forty-six (46) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 31st August, 2020;
 a seventy-one (71) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 26th August,
2020;
 a sixty-one (61) year old male of Exuma, who passed away on 30th August, 2020; and
 sixty-three (63) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 26th August,
2020.

An additional non-COVID related death is also confirmed. This reduces the number of deaths under investigation to ten (10), increases the non-COVID related deaths to eight (8), and the death toll now stands at sixty-three (63). 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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