Four more cases on San Salvador

Four more cases on San Salvador

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — San Salvador, an island previously untouched by the coronavirus up until last Friday, has recorded another four cases of the virus.

The island recorded its first case on January 1, and a second case the following day.

Prior to January 1, San Salvador was among three islands — including Ragged Island and Rum Cay — that remained untouched by the contagious virus which first touched The Bahamas’ shores in mid-March.

The island has now recorded six cases.

There were 14 confirmed cases recorded in the nation yesterday, including nine on New Providence, four on San Salvador and one case with a pending location.

Among the new infections were five men and nine women.

There have been 7,959 cases in The Bahamas, of which 1,435 remain active.

A total of 6,297 cases have recovered. This reflects a 79 percent recovery rate.

Twenty cases recovered yesterday.

A total of 53,842 tests have been performed in The Bahamas.

This includes the private sector.

Yesterday, 325 COVID tests were performed, of which four were repeated tests.

This represents a 4.3 percent positivity rate.

About Royston Jones Jr.

Royston Jones Jr. is a senior digital reporter and occasional TV news anchor at Eyewitness News. Since joining Eyewitness News as a digital reporter in 2018, he has done both digital and broadcast reporting, notably providing the electoral analysis for Eyewitness News’ inaugural election night coverage, “Decision Now 2021”.