Exuma, Grand Bahama records double-digit cases, while NP continues downward trend

Exuma, Grand Bahama records double-digit cases, while NP continues downward trend

56 new infections recorded Monday

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While New Providence has continued a trend of single-digit COVID-19 cases in recent days, the contrast has been observed on Grand Bahama and Exuma, which recorded double-digit infections on Monday.

An additional 56 cases were confirmed in The Bahamas on Monday, pushing total cases to 7,312.

Of these cases, 22 were recorded on Grand Bahama; 16 on Exuma; seven on New Providence; six on Eleuthera; two on Abaco; two on Bimini and Cat Cay; and one on Andros.

New Providence recorded nine cases last Friday, 11 on Saturday and six on Sunday.

The island, where the majority of the population resides, continues to lead cases with 5,408 in total.

Meanwhile, Grand Bahama recorded seven cases last Friday, 23 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday.

Grand Bahama has had 937 cases.

Exuma had zero infections last Friday, three on Saturday and zero on Sunday.

There have been 99 cases on Exuma.

Last week, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis imposed new restrictive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on Exuma.

These included a 24-hour weekend curfew, a weekday curfew between 6pm and 5am and the restriction of all domestic travel from the island.

A range of restrictive measures remains in place for New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera.

Of the total cases in the country, 1,672 remain active, while 5,424 or 74 percent have recovered.

The confirmed death toll stands at 163.

Another 21 deaths remain under investigation.

Thirty-two deaths have been classified as non-COVID-related, meaning these cases died of other causes.

A total of 40,312 tests have been performed.

On Monday, 194 tests were completed.

Of these, 10 were repeated tests.

This places The Bahamas’ daily positivity rate at 30 percent.

There have been 187 cases on Abaco, 76 on Bimini and Cat Cay, 143 on Eleuthera, 43 on the Berry Islands, 19 on Inagua, 19 on Andros, 11 on Long Island, eight on Cat Island, seven on Acklins, six on Crooked Island, three on Mayaguana and 346 cases with pending locations.