The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-two (62) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand seven hundred sixty- five (1765).
There have been one thousand forty-one (1041) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred thirty-eight (538) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, fifty-two (52) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-one (51) confirmed cases in Bimini, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Exuma, five (5) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, five (5) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and thirty-four (34) confirmed cases with locations pending. The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence 28
Grand Bahama 4
Crooked Island 2
Locations Pending 8
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 Case #958 a forty-five (45) year old female of New Providence passed away last night, and Case #1324 a sixty-three (63) year old female of New Providence passed away early this morning. Investigations are being conducted into the details of these unfortunate deaths. The death toll now stands at twenty-nine (29).
Once again 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.