The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID- 19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to twenty-four (24). Currently, there are five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini.
The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
Case #22 is a seventy-nine (79) year old male and a resident of New Providence with no history of travel.
Case #23 is an eighty (80) year old male and a resident of Grand Bahama with no history of travel.
Case #24 is a nine (9) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel, and is a direct link to Case #8.
Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other twenty-one (21) COVID-19 positive cases. Case #17 is under investigation, and Case #18 has now been hospitalized in Intensive Care. Members of the public are once again reminded to follow the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order announced by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing.