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.