Eight more deaths confirmed over weekend, 186 new cases

Eight more deaths confirmed over weekend, 186 new cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials confirmed eight more COVID-related deaths over the weekend alongside an additional 186 cases.

The number of cases in the country now stands at 5,703, and the latest confirmed deaths were from New Providence.

They include a 74-year-old woman who died on October 16; a 61-year-old woman who died on October 12; a 64-year-old woman who died on September 28; a 66-year-old man who died on October 1; a 60-year-old woman who died on October 10; a 43-year-old man who died on October 14; and a 48-year-old man who died on October 15. 

Officials also confirmed the death of a 34-year-old man as  COVID-related; however, the date of his death was not revealed.

The number of COVID-related deaths now stands at 122, with another 13 deaths still under investigation.

On Friday, the Ministry of Health advised that 111 new cases had been recorded.

However, the ministry’s dashboard did not outline the locations for those cases.

The dashboard has been updated to reflect further details on the cases across the country.

On Saturday, another 75 COVID-19 cases were recorded.

Of those cases, 61 were in New Providence, nine in Grand Bahama, two in Andros, two in Eleuthera, and one in Exuma.

The ministry noted that the new cases were from samples identified 24 – 48 hours after being swabbed.

As of Saturday, there were 2,245 active cases of COVID-19 and 109 hospitalized cases.

There were was no dashboard released for Sunday up to midnight.

To date, 27,100 samples have been tested; however, it remains unclear how many people were tested individually.

There have been 4,392 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence; 671 in Grand Bahama, 161 in Abaco, 57 in Bimini, 35 in Exuma, 34 in Eleuthera, 31 in the Berry Islands, 19 in Inagua, 14 in Andros, 12 in Long Island, nine in Cat Islands, seven in Acklins, five in Crooked Island, and three in Mayaguana.

Another 253 confirmed cases still have locations pending.

During Friday’s press conference, health officials said the public should not expect those cases with pending locations to be reconciled.

The new dashboard format also reflects the number of days since new cases have been reported on each island.

It has been 47 days since Acklins has recorded a new COVID-19 infection, 36 days for Mayaguana, 35 days for Crooked Island, 24 days for Long Island, 23 for Inagua, and 12 days for Cat Island.

New Providence and Abaco remain on restrictive curfew throughout the week, from 7 pm to 5 am, along with 24-hour lockdown on the weekend.

2 comments

I honestly feel if they reverse by giving the amount of recoveries dash board , it would give people some hope that practising social distance , sanitizing the hands is working. They just continue to put person’s in a panic with these results that does not add up. They continue to do the same thing and it is clear that it is not working. We need thinkers that will give a solution. No politricks because our lives matter and our future. I pray for wisdom , knowledge and understanding whom ever is giving these stupid advise. Please open your eye’s , step back for a better view of this matter.

If the country averages 8 deaths per day, can any one say that 122 people have died on top of (in excess of) our average deaths since March/April? Are we going to be reporting significantly more than 3,000 total deaths in 2020. Or has the focus on Covid changed the cause of death but our national average death rate is holding relatively steady? The difference will not change death of a loved one but it will change the fear & hope in the living.

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