119 additional COVID-19 cases confirmed, four more deaths

119 additional COVID-19 cases confirmed, four more deaths

Dashboard not a reflection of swabs taken on one day

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Health has confirmed four more COVID-19 deaths and an additional 119 confirmed cases on Tuesday, taking the number of cases in the country to 4,022.

The deaths include an 86-year-old woman, a 50-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman from New Providence, who all died on September 28.

A 53-year-old woman from New Providence died on September 23.

The number of deaths now stands at 95.

The ministry said there are three deaths under investigation and one additional non-COVID related death.

Of the new confirmed cases, 103 have been confirmed in New Providence, nine in Abaco, four in Grand Bahama, and two in Andros.

“It is noteworthy to mention that the Ministry of Health Dashboard is produced upon receipt of data and laboratory results from several sources,” the ministry said.

“When the laboratory results are obtained by the Ministry of Health, they are sometimes received in batches and may reflect results produced in labs over more than one day, but are being reported on the day they are received by the Ministry of Health.

“Hence, the results reported on the dashboard may not be a reflection of the results of swabs taken on an individual day, but is certainly a clear reflection of the trends that develop over time in our communities.”

There have been 2,925 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, 632 in Grand Bahama, 144 in Abaco, 54 in Bimini, 30 in Exuma, 22 in Eleuthera, 19 in Inagua, 15 in the Berry Islands, 12 in Long Island, eight in Cat Island, seven in Acklins, seven in Andros, five in Crooked Island, and three in Mayaguana.

Some 139 confirmed cases still have locations pending.

2 comments

We need to do what grand Bahama did because there cases are way better. Why are getting in the hundreds??? Bahamians don’t wanna social distance at all, wanna open up the country fully to get jobs but when people start dying and stuff they blame the government. Like do what grand Bahama did, shut us down. In the long run it will be worth it. But honestly, these Bahamian people just don’t wanna social distance and act offended when they say can you back up a bit.

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