What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

Source: WHO


29 new COVID cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas recorded another 29 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, pushing total cases to 7,460. Of the... read more »


New COVID-19 cases drop 29 percent

New infections on New Providence drop by 42 percent NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The number of new cases of the novel... read more »


Bahamas’ positivity rate hovers around 15 percent

Another 30 COVID-19 cases confirmed Sunday NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has a COVID-19 positivity rate of around 15 percent.... read more »


One more COVID-19 death, 64 new cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 46-year-old man became the latest COVID-19 death on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health. The... read more »


Health officials revise COVID dashboard, four NP cases recorded Monday

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While the Ministry of Health indicated on Monday night that New Providence had recorded zero cases of... read more »


COVID-19 cases top 7000

Zero new cases recorded in NP on Monday NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has recorded more than 7,000 cases of... read more »


Should The Bahamas independently review any vaccine approved by PAHO for wide distribution?

  • Yes (72%)
  • No (24%)
  • Unsure (4%)
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COVID cases drop by half, but testing down 71 percent

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While new coronavirus cases in The Bahamas last week dropped to around half of the recorded cases in... read more »


COVID-19 cases with unknown locations doubled since new testing requirements

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The number of coronavirus cases with locations unknown has more than doubled in The Bahamas despite the... read more »


Travel ahead of NP restrictions linked to rise in infections on some islands

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Travel ahead of the increased restrictions imposed on New Providence and Abaco earlier this month was attributed... read more »


COVID-19 cases decline, but so did testing

New infections on Abaco, GB on the rise NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Cases of the coronavirus declined 44 percent in The... read more »


Over 200 marines infected with COVID-19 in second wave

RBDF expands “bubble” concept on vessels, training NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 200 marines in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force... read more »


Four Chinese vaccines remain in advance final trials; inoculation underway

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While the government has been guaranteed to receive any COVID-19 vaccine through the World Health Organization and... read more »


Cases and deaths continue to climb across the region with some exceptions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While countries such as St Lucia, Barbados and St Kitts and Nevis have maintained a low number... read more »


Long Island MP wants free COVID testing for Bahamians

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Long Island MP Adrian Gibson said it is his prayer that COVID-19 testing will be made free... read more »


Bahamas records 133 new cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday. Of the... read more »


Berry Islands and Eleuthera could see return of restrictive measures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Berry Islands and Eleuthera could see a return of increased restrictions amid rising cases of the... read more »


Four more deaths, 91 new COVID cases

Total COVID-19 cases just shy of 5,000 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Three more people have died as a result of COVID-19.... read more »


151 new COVID-19 cases, 39 more recoveries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials yesterday confirmed 151 new coronavirus cases in The Bahamas, pushing the total number of infections... read more »


81 new cases confirmed, 70 more recoveries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials confirmed 81 additional cases of coronavirus in The Bahamas yesterday, taking the total number of cases... read more »


PLP leader calls for free COVID testing mechanism

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called on the government to establish a free testing mechanism for... read more »