No new cases in the Berry Islands, Cat Island and Crooked Island since Aug 21
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of an 81-year-old man of New Providence due to COVID-19.
The man died on August 14.
The confirmed COVID-related death reduced the number of deaths being investigated to 15.
The ministry reported 39 new cases of the virus, with 38 in New Providence and one in Abaco.
Total cases now stand at 2,585.
Of those, there were 1,496 active cases.
Recovered cases increased by 32 — from 976 on Sunday to 1,008 today.
There were 64 hospitalized cases, down from the 75 hospitalized cases on Sunday.
Of the total cases nationwide, New Providence continues to leads with 1,667, nearly three times Grand Bahama’s 584 cases.
Additionally, there were 86 cases in Abaco, 54 in Bimini, 15 in the Berry Islands, eight in Cat Island, 23 in Exuma, 13 in Inagua, eight in Eleuthera, seven in Acklins, three in Andros, two in Crooked Island, eight in Long Island, and two in Mayaguana.
Another 105 cases were pending locations.
The surge of cases in Grand Bahama, which peaked last month has since been stemmed.
In the last two weeks, Grand Bahama has recorded 61 new infections. In the preceding two-week period, the island recorded 95 cases.
As of August 10, Grand Bahama had 428 cases, eight more than New Providence.
By August 24, Grand Bahama had 523 infections, compared to New Providence’s 1,029.
The Berry Islands, Cat Island, and Crooked Island have not recorded any new cases of COVID-19 since August 21.
In the last two weeks, The Bahamas has recovered 787 COVID-19 cases — 638 in New Providence, 61 in Grand Bahama, 20 in Abaco, four in Bimini, four in Exuma, five in Inagua, three in Eleuthera, three in Acklins, two in Andros, eight in Long Island, two in Mayaguana, and 37 cases that had no location.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis today announced a range of eased restrictions to the latest emergency orders, including the removal of the need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test when traveling from Grand Bahama.