NASSAU, BAHAMAS — For the third consecutive day, the Ministry of Health reported another death was being investigated to determine whether the cause was COVID-19-related.
Health officials are now investigating 12 deaths.
On Tuesday, another death was recorded and being investigated.
On Monday, an 83-year-old man was confirmed to have died from COVID-19 on September 11.
That day, a death was recorded that was under investigation and another death was determined as non-COVID-related, meaning the death was related to another illness.
The death toll now stands at 69.
There have been nine non-COVID-related deaths.
Health officials confirmed an additional 55 cases of COVID in The Bahamas yesterday.
Of the new cases, there were 51 in New Providence, three in Abaco, and one with a pending location.
There have been 3,087 confirmed cases, of which 1,464 cases remain active.
A total of 1,533 cases have recovered — an increase of 51 over the previous day.
According to the data, 189 people have recorded since Sunday.
Hospitalized cases also increased from 66 to 74.
According to health officials, 15,840 tests have been performed.
New Providence continues to lead cases with 2,107, while Grand Bahama and Abaco follow with 601 cases and 104 cases respectively.
There were also 54 cases in Bimini, 15 cases in the Berry Islands, eight cases in Cat Island, 25 cases in Exuma, 18 in Inagua, 15 in Eleuthera, seven in Acklins, three in Andros, five in Crooked Island, 11 in Long Island, three in Mayaguana, and 111 cases with locations pending.
Although New Providence continues to see double-digit cases on a daily basis, the number of new infections last week compared to previous weeks were down.
There were 20 new cases in New Providence yesterday, 23 new infections Monday and 43 new cases on Sunday.
New cases in Grand Bahama have dropped from the low double-digits to single-digits over the last two weeks.
There were 375 new infections in The Bahamas in the last week, compared to the 440 new infections recorded the week before.
Several Family Islands such as the Berry Islands and Cat Island have not recorded new cases since August 21, while islands, including Ragged Island and San Salvador, have zero recorded cases.
Similarly, Crooked Island has only recorded three new cases in the last month.