COVID-19 spike on Cat Cay: 16 workers test positive

COVID-19 spike on Cat Cay: 16 workers test positive
An aerial photo of Cat Cay, Bimini.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A mass testing exercise on Cat Cay, Bimini, revealed 16 asymptomatic COVID-19 infections, according to the Ministry of Health.

Health officials confirmed 34 new cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas on Friday, taking the number of cases in the country to 8,453. 

Of the new cases, 10 were on New Providence, four on Grand Bahama, four on Abaco and 16 on Bimini and Cat Cay. The ministry advised that there was a mass testing exercise at a workplace on Cat Cay. 

Of the 175 workers tested on Thursday, 16 were confirmed positive for the virus and are were asymptomatic. 

“It is noteworthy to mention that one of the COVID-19-positive persons had a very recent history of travel to the United States,” the ministry said.

“Once again, the Ministry of Health reminds all Bahamians and residents to not let their guard down and ease up on applying the health precautions.”

The number of active cases now stands at 1,040, with 13 additional recoveries confirmed. There are currently 15 hospitalized cases, of which 14 are moderately ill and one is in the intensive care unit (ICU). 


Yes, one person may have traveled but how do they know it was that person that brought the case to the others? Seems so easy to blame the person traveling when it may have originated from another person irrelevant of the person who was traveling. Remember the person traveling had to have a negative test to return to the Bahamas so while it doesn’t mean the person didn’t catch covid between timing of test and arrival in Bahamas, it does mean at a few days prior, that person was negative. Were all the other employees tested and were negative prior to this employee that traveled returned? If the answer is no, then seems wrong to imply blame to the employee that was traveling.

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