SURGE: Bahamas records more than 1,000 cases in less than two weeks

SURGE: Bahamas records more than 1,000 cases in less than two weeks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has now surpassed 6,000 coronavirus cases, after confirming more than 1,000 cases in just under two weeks.

Of those cases, 839 were recorded on New Providence.

An additional 128 cases and three COVID-related deaths were confirmed on Tuesday, taking the number of cases in the country to 6,051.

Of those cases, 104 were on New Providence, five on Grand Bahama, 10 on Eleuthera, one on Crooked Island, and seven on the Berry Islands.

Another five cases are still pending location.

The ministry also advised that following a data cleaning exercise on the total confirmed cases by islands, it was discovered that some cases were from New Providence and not the island previously indicated.

As a result, four cases have been subtracted from Andros, Bimini and Cat Cay, Cat Island, and Long Island and added to the total for New Providence.

The ministry said the capital has recorded 4,645 cases to date.

Fifty-nine percent of the new cases were men, while 41 percent were women.

Another three COVID deaths were also confirmed on New Providence, including a 51-year-old woman who died on October 10, and a 62-year-old man and a 77-year-old man, who both died on October 20.

COVID-related deaths now stand at 127, with 14 deaths still under investigation.

The number of hospitalized cases now stands at 119, of which 108 are moderately ill and 11 are in the Intensive Care Unit.

Health officials also confirmed an additional 108 recoveries, taking the number of recovered cases to 108.

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Test ALL government employees and “essential workers” twice a week with rapid tests. Make sure ZNS staff, police staff and Bpl staff (including janitorial) included in the frequent testing. They are able to keep moving when everyone else is locked down and government offices seem to keep getting closed for deep cleaning/sanitization. OR just stop testing all together and be done with it all?????

Time to get this pile of dumb ignorant set out of here. They are causing all of us to suffer. Enough is enough.Why does every body think they no more than every body else

Let the PLP come in and do more damage. You ignorant people don’t like to listen and follow guidelines that’s why we in this mess right now.

I can’t be that ignorant to vote for plp .Am talking about changing the leader because he seems to be loss

The amount of cases will go up but not all of them are corona cases they are the common flu but can the rapid test tell the difference no because its searching for antibodies..the symptoms for the common flu and covid are the same the omly difference with covid is shortness of breath and thats at the last stage..alot of these persons who are testing positivd for covid do not have it..but i guess the common flu dont exist anymore!!

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