BahamasCoatofArmsMinistry of Health Update – September 20th, 2020: Update #171
FIFTY-FIVE (55) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND TWO (2) ADDITIONAL DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-five (55) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand three hundred seventy (3,370).

There have been two thousand three hundred forty (2,340) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred sixteen (616) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred six (106) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases in Exuma, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, four (4) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred thirty-seven (137) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 51
Grand Bahama – 1
Abaco – 1
Exuma – 1
Locations Pending – 1
TOTAL:  55

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there are two (2) additional deaths under investigation. This increases the number of deaths under investigation to eighteen (18) and the confirmed death toll remains standing at seventy-four (74).

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Ministry of Health Update – September 19th, 2020: Update #170
ONE HUNDRED ONE (101) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, ONE (1) CONFIRMED COVID RELATED DEATH AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred one (101) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand three hundred fifteen (3,315).

There have been two thousand two hundred eighty-nine (2,289) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred fifteen (615) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred five (105) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-six (26) confirmed cases in Exuma, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, four (4) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred thirty-six (136) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 69
Grand Bahama – 8
Exuma – 1
Locations Pending – 23
TOTAL: 101

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today the death of a sixty-nine (69) year old male of New Providence who passed away on 18th September, 2020.

Additionally, the Ministry of Health also confirms the death of a thirty (30) year old female of New Providence who passed away on 18th September, 2020. This death is currently under investigation.

This increases the deaths under investigation to sixteen (16), and the confirmed death toll now stands at seventy-four (74).

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Ministry of Health Update – September 18th, 2020: Update #169
THIRTY-SEVEN (37) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, TWO (2) ADDITIONAL DEATHS AND TWO (2) DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION NOW CONFIRMED

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-seven (37) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand two hundred fourteen (3,214).

There have been two thousand two hundred twenty (2,220) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred seven (607) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred five (105) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Exuma, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, four (4) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred thirteen (113) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 34
Eleuthera – 2
Abaco – 1
TOTAL:  37

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today the unfortunate deaths of the following persons from New Providence who passed away on 17th September, 2020:
– an eighty-one (81) year old male; and
– a sixty-six (66) year old male.

Additionally, two (2) deaths that were under investigation are now confirmed to be related to COVID-19. They are as follows:
– a sixty-two (62) year old female of New Providence, who passed on 16th September, 2020; and
– a seventy-four (74) year old female of New Providence, who passed on 9th September, 2020.

This decreases the deaths under investigation to fifteen (15), and the confirmed death toll now stands at seventy-three (73).

Ministry of Health Update – September 17th, 2020: Update #168
NINETY (90) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety (90) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand one hundred seventy-seven (3,177).

There have been two thousand one hundred eighty-six (2,186) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred seven (607) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred four (104) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Exuma, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, seventeen (17) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, four (4) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred thirteen (113) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 79
Grand Bahama – 6
Eleuthera – 2
Andros – 1
Locations Pending – 2
TOTAL:  90

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there are five (5) additional deaths under investigation.

This increases the number of deaths under investigation to seventeen (17) and the death toll remains standing at sixty-nine (69).

Ministry of Health Update – September 16th, 2020: Update #167
FIFTY-FIVE (55) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-five (55) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand eighty-seven (3,087).

There have been two thousand one hundred seven (2,107) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred one (601) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred four (104) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Exuma, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred eleven (111) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 51
Abaco – 3
Locations Pending – 1
TOTAL:  55

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there is one (1) additional death under investigation.

This increases the number of deaths under investigation to twelve (12) and the death toll remains standing at sixty-nine (69).

Ministry of Health Update – September 15th, 2020: Update #166
TWENTY-FOUR (24) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, ONE (1) CONFIRMED COVID-19 RELATED DEATH, ONE (1) CONFIRMED NON-COVID-19 RELATED DEATH, AND ONE (1) DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand thirty-two (3,032).

There have been two thousand fifty-six (2,056) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred one (601) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred one (101) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Exuma, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred ten (110) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 20
Grand Bahama – 1
Long Island -1
Locations Pending – 2
TOTAL:  24

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of an eighty-three (83) year old male of New Providence who passed away on 11th September, 2020.

A non-COVID-19 related death is also confirmed, and one (1) more death is now under investigation. These unfortunate deaths increase the number of deaths under investigation to eleven (11), non-COVID-19 related deaths to nine (9), and the death toll now stands at sixty-nine (69).

Ministry of Health Update – September 14th, 2020: Update #165
THIRTY-FOUR (34) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand eight (3,008).

There have been two thousand thirty-six (2,036) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred (600) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred one (101) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Exuma, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, ten (10) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred eight (108) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 23
Grand Bahama – 3
Eleuthera – 3
Long Island – 2
Abaco – 1
Exuma – 1
Inagua – 1
TOTAL:  34

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of a seventy-two (72) year old female of New Providence who passed away today, 14th September, 2020. This unfortunate death increases the death toll to sixty-eight (68).

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Ministry of Health Update – September 13th, 2020: Update #164
FORTY-SIX (46) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-six (46) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand nine hundred seventy-four (2,974).

There have been two thousand thirteen (2,013) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred ninety-seven (597) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred (100) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-four (24) confirmed cases in Exuma, seventeen (17) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred eight (108) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 43
Grand Bahama – 2
Locations Pending – 1
TOTAL:  46

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

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Ministry of Health Update – September 12th, 2020: Update #163
FIFTY-FOUR (54) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-four (54) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand nine hundred twenty-eight (2,928).

There have been one thousand nine hundred seventy (1,970) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred ninety-five (595) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred (100) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-four (24) confirmed cases in Exuma, seventeen (17) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred seven (107) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 45
Grand Bahama – 2
Abaco – 4
Eleuthera – 2
Exuma – 1
TOTAL:  54

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – September 11th, 2020: Update #162
SIXTY (60) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND TWO (2) CONFIRMED COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty (60) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand eight hundred seventy-four (2,874).

There have been one thousand nine hundred twenty-five (1,925) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred ninety-three (593) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, ninety-six (96) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, seventeen (17) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, ten (10) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred seven (107) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 56
Abaco – 1
Eleuthera – 2
Location Pending – 1
TOTAL:  60

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the unfortunate deaths of the following persons:
– a thirty (30) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 11th September, 2020; and
– a fifty-eight (58) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 9th September, 2020.

This decreases the deaths under investigation to ten (10), and the death toll now stands at sixty-seven (67).

In place of this week’s Ministry of Health press conference (for the 2nd week now consecutively), additional information is included in today’s update to keep the public abreast of new information and timely reminders to navigate through the COVID-19 environment. A press conference will be held early next week.

Reducing Community Transmission:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19 within communities and in the workplaces, the public is urged to refrain from planning or attending large gatherings or meetings. These large gatherings can cause COVID-19 to spread rapidly from person to person, especially if the people gathered are not adhering to recommended preventative measures.

When cases of COVID-19 increase, it severely challenges the healthcare system and surveillance efforts. It brings great anxiety and other concerns to families of those infected with the virus. The number of deaths may increase. Members of the public may desire to socialize normally. However, the risk of being infected with COVID-19 is too high, as infected persons may find themselves recovering or dying alone without family support with hospital COVID-19 restrictions in place. This is not the norm in The Bahamas.

Virtual calls or meetings can be scheduled at work and are useful for keeping in touch with several family members and friends all at once. All are encouraged to embrace the new ways available to communicate with each other. According to the last Emergency Order dated 10th September, 2020, gatherings of more than twenty (20) persons are prohibited.

Inter-Island Travel:
As domestic travel gains momentum, the public is encouraged to follow the protocols set out in Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (No. 6) Order, 2020. Each inter-island traveller is required to complete and obtain a travel visa at www.travel.gov.bs and present this document at the point of embarkation.

Information provided during the application process for a travel visa will assist the Surveillance Unit to carry out contact tracing activities, if necessary. As the procedure for testing and quarantine differ for some islands, the public is advised to consult the Emergency Order for information applicable to their island and destination. Remember to avoid unnecessary inter-island travel.

Caribbean Wellness Day:
Caribbean Wellness Day is observed annually on the 2nd Saturday of September throughout the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Member States. The aim is to increase awareness of non-communicable diseases in the Region. This year under the new overall theme, ‘Power Through Collective Action’ with the sub-theme ‘Stronger Together 2020’ efforts will be made to :–
– raise public awareness about mental illness and mental health;
– address stigma and discrimination; and
– promote coping strategies aimed at reducing stress, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having a non-communicable disease is a risk factor for contracting and having poorer outcomes from COVID 19. Caribbean Wellness Day and the Healthy Bahamas Coalition promotes wellness, prevention and control of these diseases.

During this time of COVID-19 and recovery from Hurricane Dorian, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Public Hospitals Authority, The Bahamas Psychological Association and The Pan American Health Organization, encourages all Bahamians to care for their mental health just as care is taken to preserve physical health.

Are you or anyone you know experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or other overwhelming emotions, please contact the Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) Help Line Numbers at 819-7652 or 816-3799 or 815-5850 or 812-0576 or 454-2993 (Call, WhatsApp or Text). Services are free. Someone is waiting to respond, help you understand your emotions and cope with stress.

Contact Tracing:
With the assistance of sixty-two (62) volunteers, the capacity of the surveillance contact tracing strike-force has been augmented significantly. These volunteers in tandem with the Ministry’s Surveillance team are working diligently to communicate with cases and contacts of cases regularly.

The public is encouraged to give accurate details, especially telephone numbers and addresses to the members of the strike-force team. If persons have not been contacted, they can reach the contact tracing strike-force team by calling 502-7382, 376-9350 (8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.) or 376-9387 (8:00p.m. to 8:00a.m.).

Persons desirous of obtaining the skills and techniques necessary to be a contact tracer are requested to register for a free online Contact Tracing Course at bit.ly/contacttracing242.

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Ministry of Health Update – September 10th, 2020: Update #160

NINETY-THREE (93) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, TWO (2) CONFIRMED COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS AND THREE (3) DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety-three (93) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand eight hundred fourteen (2,814).

There have been one thousand eight hundred sixty-nine (1,869) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred ninety-three (593) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, ninety-five (95) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, seventeen (17) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred six (106) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 89
Grand Bahama – 2
Inagua – 1
Location Pending – 1
TOTAL:  93

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the unfortunate deaths of the following persons:
– a seventy-three (73) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 30th August, 2020; and
– a sixty-seven (67) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 3rd September, 2020.

There are three (3) additional deaths under investigation. This increases deaths under investigation to eleven (11), and the death toll now stands at sixty-five (65).

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Ministry of Health Update – September 9th, 2020: Update #157
SIXTY-FOUR (64) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-four (64) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand seven hundred twenty-one (2,721).

There have been one thousand seven hundred eighty (1,780) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred ninety-one (591) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, ninety-five (95) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred five (105) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 55
Grand Bahama – 2
Crooked Island – 3
Inagua – 3
Mayaguana – 1
TOTAL: 64

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – September 8th, 2020: Update #155
SEVENTY-TWO (72) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, FOUR (4) CONFIRMED COVID RELATED DEATHS AND ONE (1) CONFIRMED NON-COVID RELATED DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are seventy-two (72) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand six hundred fifty-seven (2,657).

There have been one thousand seven hundred twenty-five (1,725) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred eighty-nine (589) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, ninety-five (95) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred five (105) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 58
Grand Bahama – 5
Abaco – 9
TOTAL:  72

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the unfortunate deaths of the following persons:
– a forty-six (46) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 31st August, 2020;
– a seventy-one (71) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 26th August, 2020;
– a sixty-one (61) year old male of Exuma, who passed away on 30th August, 2020; and
– sixty-three (63) year old female of New Providence, who passed away on 26th August, 2020.

An additional non-COVID related death is also confirmed. This reduces the number of deaths under investigation to ten (10), increases the non-COVID related deaths to eight (8), and the death toll now stands at sixty-three (63).

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet from others;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least seventy percent (70%) alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Ministry of Health Update – September 7th, 2020: Update #154
THIRTY-NINE (39) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) CONFIRMED DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-nine (39) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand five hundred eighty-five (2,585).

There have been one thousand six hundred sixty-seven (1,667) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred eighty-four (584) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, eighty-six (86) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred five (105) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 38
Abaco – 1
TOTAL: 39

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the unfortunate death of an eighty-one (81) year old male of New Providence who died on 14th August, 2020. This reduces the number of deaths under investigation to fifteen (15), and the death toll now stands at fifty-nine (59).

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Ministry of Health Update – September 6th, 2020: Update #153
FORTY (40) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, TWO (2) ADDITIONAL DEATHS AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty (40) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand five hundred forty-six (2,546).

There have been one thousand six hundred twenty-nine (1,629) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred eighty-four (584) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, eighty-five (85) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred five (105) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 39
Locations Pending – 1
TOTAL:  40

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the following deaths which occurred yesterday, 5th September, 2020:
– an eighty (80) year old male of New Providence; and
– a sixty-eight (68) year old female of New Providence.

Further, there is an additional death under investigation. These unfortunate deaths increase the death toll to fifty-eight (58) and deaths under investigation stand at sixteen (16).

 

Ministry of Health Update – September 5th, 2020: Update #152
THIRTY (30) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty (30) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand five hundred six (2,506).

There have been one thousand five hundred ninety (1,590) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred eighty-four (584) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, eighty-five (85) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eight (8) confirmed cases in Long Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred four (104) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 23
Long Island – 3
Exuma – 3
Andros – 1
TOTAL: 30

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of a fifty-three (53) year old female of New Providence who passed away yesterday, 4th September, 2020. This unfortunate death increases the death toll to fifty-six (56).

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 5th September, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – September 4th, 2020: Update #151
NINETY (90) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL DEATHS AND FIVE (5) DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety (90) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand four hundred seventy-six (2,476).

There have been one thousand five hundred sixty-seven (1,567) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred eighty-four (584) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, eighty-five (85) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty (20) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Long Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred four (104) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 63
Grand Bahama – 14
Abaco – 6
Inagua – 2
Long Island – 2
Eleuthera – 1
Locations Pending – 2
TOTAL: 90

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of the following persons:
– a fifty-eight (58) year old female of Long Island who passed away on 28th August, 2020;
– a seventy-one (71) year old female of New Providence who passed away on 14th August, 2020;
– a fifty-four (54) year old female of New Providence who passed away on 20th August, 2020;
– a sixty-seven (67) year old male of New Providence who passed away on 30th August, 2020; and
– a twenty (20) year old female of New Providence who passed away on 26th August, 2020.

Further, there are five (5) additional deaths under investigation. These unfortunate deaths increase the death toll to fifty-five (55) and the number of deaths under investigation stands at fifteen (15).

In place of this week’s Ministry of Health press conference, additional information is included in today’s update to keep the public abreast of new information and timely reminders to navigate through the COVID-19 environment.

Back to School:

Some schools have already opened and others will be opening between 7th September – 5th October, 2020. Some students will return to face-to-face learning, while others will experience learning in a virtual setting.

The Ministry Education in consultation with the Ministry of Health has proposed protocols to ensure the safety of faculty, students and staff when face to face instruction resumes. The purpose of these protocols is to provide school administrators with a guide to create a safe, physical environment. School administrators are encouraged to remind all students to practice the following basic principles:

– wear a clean face mask when leaving home;
– maintain a physical distance of a minimum of three (3) feet, but when possible, six (6) feet from others;
– wash hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least seventy percent (70%) alcohol; and
– cover coughs or sneezes in your inner elbow with a tissue.

School administrators are to be mindful to –
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, light switches, doorknobs, and keyboards; and
– adhere to procedures that will quickly identify and isolate a potential case, perform contact tracing and execute applicable quarantine procedures.

These recommendations are not exhaustive but provide general guidelines to function effectively in the school environment. All school administrators are encouraged to be flexible, adhere to government policies and public health concerns with local conditions in mind. Disciplined adherence to all preventative health measures can reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission in the school environment, and the disruption of the normal education process.

How Do You Know If a Person Infected with COVID-19 is Recovered?

There are two (2) ways a person infected with COVID 19 is declared “recovered.”
1. laboratory-based – with a negative RT-PCR test; and
2. absence of clinical signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

The initial World Health Organization recommendation (January 2020) to confirm recovery of a person with COVID-19 and to be discharged from isolation, required a patient to have (2) negative RT-PCR results taken at least 24 hours apart.

The updated criteria (27th May, 2020) advises that patients whose symptoms have resolved may still test positive for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) by RT-PCR for many weeks. Despite this positive test result, these patients are not likely to be infectious. Therefore, they are also unlikely to transmit the virus to another person.

These criteria apply to all COVID-19 cases regardless of isolation location or disease severity. The criteria for discharging patients from isolation (i.e., discontinuing transmission-based precautions) without retesting are as follows:
– persons with symptoms – will be considered recovered ten (10) days after symptom onset, with at least three (3) current days without symptoms (including fever and respiratory symptoms); and
– persons who are asymptomatic or without symptoms – will be considered recovered ten (10) days after a positive test for SARS-CoV-2.

Testing to Be Considered Recovered:

Some people will require testing to be considered recovered and return to work. These include individuals –
– at high risk of transmitting the virus to vulnerable groups; or
– those in high-risk situations or environments, such as those working in health care or a residential nursing home.

In such situations, and for persons who are symptomatic for prolonged periods, a laboratory-based approach is best.

The Workplace:

It is recommended that once the Ministry of Health has cleared a person from quarantine or isolation, no further testing is required for them to attend work. In such cases, an employee is issued a letter advising of their suitability to return to work.

It is noteworthy to mention that a person does not have the legal right to request the medical records of a patient without their written consent. Similarly, an employer does not have the right to demand to see the results of an employee’s COVID-19 test without the employee’s expressed written consent.

However, the employer can request a letter from the Ministry of Health that verifies the employee has been cleared to return to work.

Contract Tracing:

The Contact Tracing Strike Force of the Ministry of Health is determined to identify every case and every contact. Its goal is to maintain the integrity of all data collected and to provide a person with notification of a positive COVID-19 test result within forty-eight (48) hours.

Are you interested in contact tracing? Have you ever wondered how it works? The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas announces the availability of a free online Contact Tracing Course. Simply register online at https://ub.1on1x1.cm/catalog/view/course/id/1251. The course is designed not just for contact tracers, but for every vocation.

Successful completion of the course qualifies participants to join the contract tracing pool of workers at the Ministry of Health. Interested persons may express their request in writing at chiefmedicalofficer@bahamaas.gov.bs.

The Importance of Quarantine and Isolation:

Isolation and quarantine are public health preventative measures used to protect the public from being exposed to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

Self-quarantine is used to separate persons who are well but have visited an area with community infections. Self-quarantine occurs at home, it usually lasts for fourteen (14) days, and daily contact with a health team is maintained.

Mandatory quarantine is used to separate persons who are well but have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19. Mandatory quarantine usually takes place at a facility; lasts for fourteen (14) days, and close monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 occurs.

Isolation is used to separate ill or infected persons who have COVID-19 from others. For persons with mild symptoms of low-grade fever and dry cough, they may isolate at home in a separate room. For more severe symptoms such as shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, then hospitalization will be required.

Appreciation to Healthcare Workers and Donors:

The COVID-19 pandemic is already categorized as the defining global health crisis of our time, and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War II. Countries have limited travel, closed borders, tested COVID-19 patients, treated the infected and isolated those that posed a risk due to COVID-19. Conversations about inventories of medical supplies such as masks, gloves, personal protective equipment and ventilators are the order of the day. Struggles have become real, and frustrations have climaxed in crises. Step by step is how we all get through it.

It is determination, willpower and fortitude to go the extra mile that drives life saving acts even when energies are very to sustain us. These are the traits of our frontline and support healthcare workers who have emerged from the first wave of COVID-19 exposures and are safely navigating us through the second wave of the virus. The Minister of Health extends heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude to all healthcare workers across the archipelago of The Bahamas. Your sacrifices, hard work and innovation will never be forgotten. Thank you is also extended to all the private sector donations which have provided the needed supplies to adequately care for our people. Together we will stop the spread of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Update – September 3rd, 2020: Update #150
FORTY-NINE (49) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, THREE (3) ADDITIONAL DEATHS AND ONE (1) DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-nine (49) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand three hundred eighty-six (2,386).

There have been one thousand five hundred four (1,504) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred seventy (570) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, seventy-nine (79) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty (20) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Long Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred two (102) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 28
Grand Bahama – 13
Abaco – 8
TOTAL:  49

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of the following persons:
– a sixty-six (66) year old female of Grand Bahama who passed away on 21st August, 2020;
– a sixty-two (62) year old male of Grand Bahama who passed away on 25th August, 2020; and
– an eighty-one (81) year old male of Grand Bahama who passed away on 25th August, 2020.

An additional death is also under investigation. These unfortunate deaths increase the death toll to fifty (50) and the number of deaths under investigation stands at thirteen (13).

Ministry of Health Update – September 2nd, 2020:
SIXTY-ONE (61) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-one (61) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand three hundred thirty-seven (2,337).

There have been one thousand four hundred seventy-six (1,476) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred fifty-seven (557) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, seventy-one (71) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty (20) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, three (3) confirmed cases in Long Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Andros, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred two (102) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 49
Grand Bahama – 3
Exuma – 1
Bimini – 1
Andros – 1
Abaco – 1
Locations Pending – 5
TOTAL:  61

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of a fifty-eight (58) year old female of New Providence who passed away on 26th August, 2020. This unfortunate death increases the death toll to forty-seven (47).

Ministry of Health Update – September 1st, 2020:
FIFTY-NINE (59) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND TWO (2) ADDITIONAL DEATHS

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-nine (59) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand two hundred seventy-six (2,276).

There have been one thousand four hundred twenty-seven (1,427) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred fifty-four (554) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, seventy (70) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Long Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and ninety-seven (97) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 49
Grand Bahama – 2
Abaco – 3
Acklins – 3
Eleuthera – 1
Long Island – 1
TOTAL:  59

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that a fifty (50) year old female of New Providence passed away this morning, 1st September, 2020, and a sixty (60) year old male of New Providence died on 25th August, 2020. These unfortunate deaths increase the death toll to forty-six (46).

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 31st, 2020:
FIFTY (50) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty (50) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand two hundred seventeen (2,217).

There have been one thousand three hundred seventy-eight (1,378) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred fifty-two (552) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Inagua, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, six (6) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Long Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and ninety-seven (97) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 33
Grand Bahama – 2
Inagua – 3
Mayaguana – 2
Long Island – 1
Locations Pending – 9
TOTAL:  50

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the unfortunate death of a seventy-seven (77) year old male of New Providence who passed away this morning, 31st August, 2020. Consequently, the death toll stands as forty-four (44).

Ministry of Health - 31st August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 30th, 2020:
THIRTY-TWO (32) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND THREE (3) ADDITIONAL DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-two (32) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand one hundred sixty-seven (2,167).

There have been one thousand three hundred forty-five (1,345) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred fifty (550) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, six (6) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, one (1) confirmed case in Long Island and eighty-eight (88) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 27
Grand Bahama – 3
Eleuthera – 1
Long Island – 1
TOTAL:  32

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that there are three (3) additional deaths now under investigation. Consequently, the number of deaths under investigation are now tallied at thirteen (13).

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 30th August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 29th, 2020:
SEVENTY-EIGHT (78) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are seventy-eight (78) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand one hundred thirty-five (2,135).

There have been one thousand three hundred eighteen (1,318) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred forty-seven (547) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and eighty-eight (88) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 63
Grand Bahama – 4
Locations Pending – 11
TOTAL: 78

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that there were three (3) additional deaths. A ninety-nine (99) year old male of New Providence passed away on 26th August, 2020. Yesterday, 29th August, 2020, a sixty-three (63) year old male and a fifty-three (53) year old male both of New Providence passed away. These unfortunate deaths increases the death toll to forty-three (43).

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 29th August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 28th, 2020:
THIRTY-SEVEN (37) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-seven (37) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand fifty-seven (2057).

There have been one thousand two hundred fifty-five (1,255) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred forty-three (543) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and seventy-seven (77) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 37

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet from others;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least seventy percent (70%) alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 28th August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 27th, 2020:
NINETY-SEVEN (97) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND TWO DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety-seven (97) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two thousand twenty (2020).

There have been one thousand two hundred eighteen (1,218) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred forty-three (543) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and seventy-seven (77) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 82
Grand Bahama – 6
Unknown – 9
TOTAL: 97

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there were two (2) unfortunate deaths that are now under investigation. Hence, the death toll now stands at fifty (50).

Ministry of Health Update – August 26th, 2020:
ONE HUNDRED TEN (110) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE NON-COVID RELATED DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred ten (110) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand nine hundred twenty-three (1,923).

There have been one thousand one hundred thirty-six (1,136) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred thirty-seven (537) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and sixty-eight (68) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 97
Grand Bahama – 12
Abaco – 1
TOTAL:  110

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that investigations reveal that there was one (1) more unfortunate non-COVID related death.

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 26th August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 25th, 2020:
FIFTEEN (15) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, TWO (2) DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION AND ONE (1) NON-COVID RELATED DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifteen (15) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand eight hundred thirteen (1,813).

There have been one thousand thirty-nine (1,039) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred twenty-five (525) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-six (66) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-three (53) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and sixty-eight (68) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 10
Grand Bahama – 2
Bimini – 3
TOTAL:  15

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that there were two (2) deaths reported today that are under investigation. Details about these deaths will be released once they have been properly classified. Hence, the death toll currently stands at forty-eight (48). Also, one death has been classified as a confirmed non-COVID related death. Hence, non-COVID related deaths now tally at six (6).

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 25th August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 24th, 2020:
FOURTEEN (14) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND TWO (2) ADDITIONAL DEATHS

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fourteen (14) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand seven hundred ninety-eight (1,798).

There have been one thousand twenty-nine (1,029) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred twenty-three (523) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-six (66) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty (50) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and sixty-eight (68) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 12
Grand Bahama – 1
Locations Pending – 1
TOTAL:  14

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that there were two (2) deaths overnight. One (1) person is fifty (50) year old male of the Berry Islands and the other person is a fifty-six (56) year old male of New Providence. Investigations are being conducted into the details of these unfortunate deaths. The death toll now stands at forty-six (46).

Ministry of Health Update – August 23rd, 2020:
SIXTY-NINE (69) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE BAHAMAS COVID-19 DASHBOARD

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-nine (69) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This would have brought the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four (1,834).

However, the dashboard today reflects confirmed cases at one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four (1,784). This number is a result of an ongoing data clean-up exercise which took effect last week. Consequently, corresponding adjustments have been made to the COVID-19 confirmed cases across the islands. The revised numbers are as follows: one thousand eleven (1,017) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred twenty-two (522) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, sixty-six (66) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty (50) confirmed cases in Bimini, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Exuma, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, four (4) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 46
Grand Bahama – 4
Bimini – 3
Exuma – 11
Locations Pending – 5
TOTAL: 69

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that the dashboard today reflects deaths tallied at forty-four (44). This increase accounts for deaths currently under investigation. These deaths all occurred during the second wave and are being reviewed for final classification as a COVID-19 related death or a non-COVID-19 related death. Non-COVID-19 related deaths remain at five (5).

The data cleanup exercise also resulted in an increase of locations pending from thirty-four (34) to sixty-seven (67). There were four hundred and seven (407) newly recovered cases. Therefore total recovered cases are now tallied at six hundred thirty-four (634). Accordingly, total active cases on the dashboard have been reduced to one thousand one hundred and one (1,101).

Further details regarding these dashboard changes will be made available during the Press Conference on Monday, 24th August 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Ministry of Health Update – August 22nd, 2020:
SIXTY-TWO (62) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND TWO (2) ADDITIONAL DEATHS

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-two (62) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand seven hundred sixty-five (1765).

There have been one thousand forty-one (1041) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred thirty-eight (538) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, fifty-two (52) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-one (51) confirmed cases in Bimini, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Exuma, five (5) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, five (5) confirmed cases in Acklins, two (2) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and thirty-four (34) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 28
Grand Bahama – 4
Abaco – 7
Bimini – 6
Acklins – 4
Exuma – 2
Crooked Island – 2
Inagua – 1
Locations Pending – 8
TOTAL: 62

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that Case #958 a forty-five (45) year old female of New Providence passed away last night, and Case #1324 a sixty-three (63) year old female of New Providence passed away early this morning. Investigations are being conducted into the details of these unfortunate deaths. The death toll now stands at twenty-nine (29).

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 22nd August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 21st, 2020:
NINETY-THREE (93) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL DEATHS

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety-three (93) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand seven hundred three (1703).

There have been one thousand thirteen (1013) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred thirty-four (534) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, six (6) confirmed cases in Exuma, four (4) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera (4 active cases and 1 death), one (1) confirmed case in Andros, one (1) confirmed case in Acklins, and twenty-six (26) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 63
Grand Bahama – 19
Inagua – 2
Berry Islands – 1
Abaco – 1
Acklins – 1
Locations Pending – 6
TOTAL: 93

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which spanned from mid-March to late June 2020, there were eleven (11) deaths – seven (7) males and four (4) females. Eight (8) of these deaths occurred in New Providence, two (2) in Grand Bahama and one (1) in Bimini. During that time the case fatality rate was set at 10.57%. The case fatality rate is a measure of the deadliness of a disease. It is calculated by dividing the number of cases that have died from COVID-19 by the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. During the first wave, the case fatality rate for The Bahamas appeared to be higher than many other countries in the region.

For this second wave, the first two (2) deaths were recorded on 30th July 2020. Since then there have been sixteen (16) deaths on record within the space of seven (7) weeks. The case fatality rate now stands at 1.58%. Although the number of deaths at this time is somewhat comparable to the first wave, The Bahamas has experienced many more confirmed COVID-19 cases during the second wave.

Today, for the first time, there are five (5) deaths reported in one (1) day. Four (4) of these deaths are considered COVID-19 related and one (1) of the deaths is considered a non-COVID-19 related death. A COVID-19 death is someone who has died as a direct result of COVID-19, and a non-COVID-19 death is someone who died because of another health condition even though they may have tested positive for COVID-19.

Details of investigated COVID-19 related deaths reported today are as follows:
– Case #130 is a female of New Providence;
– Case #152 is a seventy-one (71) year old female of New Providence;
– Case #1151 is a fifty-four (54) year old female of Abaco; and
Case #1369 is a forty-five (45) year old male of Eleuthera.
(Note: Case #1369 was one of the three confirmed cases reported from Eleuthera in the Ministry of Health’s Dashboard update on Tuesday, August 18th)

The death toll of all unfortunate deaths now stands at twenty-seven (27). More information regarding these recent deaths and other epidemiological details regarding COVID-19 cases will be discussed in a joint press conference on Monday, 24th August 2020.

Once again the public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet from others;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 21st August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 20th, 2020:
SEVENTY-NINE (79) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are seventy-nine (79) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand six hundred ten (1610).

There have been nine hundred fifty (950) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred fifteen (515) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, forty-four (44) confirmed cases in Abaco, fourteen (14) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, six (6) confirmed cases in Exuma, two (2) confirmed cases in Inagua, five (5) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and twenty (20) confirmed cases with locations pending.

We continue to review all data and evaluate for incident cases. The public will soon be updated on the epidemiological profile.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 70
Grand Bahama – 8
Eleuthera – 1
TOTAL: 79

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that an eighty-four (84) year old female of New Providence passed away this morning, 20th August, 2020. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death. The death toll now stands at twenty-three (23).

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from others;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 19th, 2020:
ONE HUNDRED SEVEN (107) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND THREE (3) ADDITIONAL DEATHS

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred seven (107) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand five hundred thirty-one (1531).

There have been eight hundred eighty (880) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, five hundred seven (507) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, forty-four (44) confirmed cases in Abaco, fourteen (14) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, six (6) confirmed cases in Exuma, two (2) confirmed cases in Inagua, four (4) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, one (1) confirmed case in Andros, and twenty (20) confirmed cases with locations pending. We continue to review all data and evaluate for incident cases. The public will soon be updated on the epidemiological profile.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 59
Grand Bahama – 44
Exuma – 1
Locations Pending – 3
TOTAL: 107

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that two (2) more persons passed away due to COVID-19. The two (2) males are forty-six (46) and sixty-five (65) and are both residents of New Providence. There was also an additional non-COVID-19 related death. Investigations are being conducted into the details of these unfortunate deaths. The death toll now stands at twenty-two (22) and non-COVID-19 related deaths are reported as three (3).

It is noteworthy to mention that when a person has contracted COVID-19, symptoms may be mild enough for a person to self-isolate at home. However, when symptoms become severe, a person may need a higher level of medical care.

Yesterday, the 18th August, 2020, Edition of the COVID-19 Bahamas Dashboard reported that there were seventy-eight (78) persons hospitalized. The number of persons actually hospitalized tallied at forty-seven (47).

This discrepancy represented a misclassification of persons at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center (SRC). This institution is generally not designated as an acute care hospital or facility, rather a long term care facility. The first positive COVID-19 person identified at SRC was on 25th July, 2020. Contact tracing and further testing activities have identified additional cases at this institution. Of the positive cases, twenty (20) persons are having symptoms and counted as clinical inpatients or “hospitalized” and are in isolation.

These patients, although institutionalized, did not have to be hospitalized to receive a higher level of care. With this in mind, the Dashboard has been adjusted to reflect the total number of hospitalizations, inclusive of today’s tally, which is now being reported as 61.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from others;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 18th, 2020:
NINETY-FIVE (95) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety-five (95) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand four hundred twenty-four (1424).

There have been eight hundred twenty-one (821) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred sixty-three (463) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, forty-four (44) confirmed cases in Abaco, fourteen (14) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, two (2) confirmed cases in Inagua, four (4) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, one (1) confirmed cases in Andros, and seventeen (17) confirmed cases with locations pending. We are reviewing all data and evaluating for incident cases. The public will be updated on the epidemiological profile.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 90
Grand Bahama – 2
Eleuthera – 3
TOTAL: 95

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that a sixty-nine (69) year old female of New Providence passed away this morning. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death. The death toll now stands at twenty (20).

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 17th, 2020:
FOURTEEN (14) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE (1) ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fourteen (14) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand three hundred twenty-nine (1329). There have been seven hundred thirty-one (731) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred sixty-one (461) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, forty-four (44) confirmed cases in Abaco, fourteen (14) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, two (2) confirmed cases in Inagua, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, one (1) confirmed cases in Andros, and seventeen (17) confirmed cases with locations pending.

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 14

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that a seventy-four (74) year old female of New Providence passed away yesterday, 16th August, 2020. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death. The death toll now stands at nineteen (19).

Ministry of Health Update – August 16th, 2020:
SIXTY-THREE (63) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-three (63) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand three hundred fifteen (1315).

There have been seven hundred seventeen (717) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred sixty-one (461) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, forty-four (44) confirmed cases in Abaco, fourteen (14) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, two (2) confirmed cases in Inagua, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, one (1) confirmed cases in Andros, and seventeen (17) confirmed cases pending.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:

Island – # of Cases
New Providence – 45
Grand Bahama – 5
Pending – 13

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms that a thirty-seven (37) year old male of New Providence passed away today. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death. The death toll now stands at eighteen (18).

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 15th, 2020:
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE (133) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred thirty-three (133) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand two hundred fifty-two (1252).

There have been six hundred seventy-two (672) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred fifty-six (456) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, forty-four (44) confirmed cases in Abaco, fourteen (14) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, two (2) confirmed cases in Inagua, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, one (1) confirmed cases in Andros, and four (4) confirmed cases pending.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 102
Grand Bahama – 10
Abaco – 13
Berry Islands – 2
Andros – 1
Inagua – 1
Pending – 4

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 15th August, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – August 14th, 2020:
THIRTY (30) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND TWO (2) ADDITIONAL DEATHS

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty (30) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand one hundred nineteen (1119).

There have been five hundred seventy (570) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred forty-six (446) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed case in Inagua.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 24
Grand Bahama – 6

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today the death of a seventy-nine (79) year old male of Grand Bahama and a fifty-five (55) year old female of Bimini. Investigations are being conducted into the details of these unfortunate deaths. This increases the death toll to seventeen (17).

Additionally, one COVID-19 non-related death has also been recorded today on the dashboard. This brings the total number of COVID-19 non-related deaths to three (3).

Of note, the 24 Hour Curfew was lifted for Spanish Wells (See article here).

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 13th, 2020:
FIFTY-THREE (53) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-three (53) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand eighty-nine (1089). There have been five hundred forty-six (546) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred forty (440) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed case in Inagua.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 51
Grand Bahama – 2

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

In the 11th August, 2020, edition of the COVID-19 Bahamas Dashboard, the Ministry of Health reported that there were nine (9) pending cases of COVID-19. Up to the time of the publication of update #127, it was not confirmed in which island these cases were found. The Ministry of Health announces today, that all nine (9) of the pending cases originated in New Providence, and have been accounted for in the total number of COVID-19 cases for that island.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 12th, 2020:
FORTY-SEVEN (47) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-seven (47) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand thirty-six (1036).

There have been four hundred ninety-five (495) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred thirty-eight (438) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed case in Inagua.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 40
Cat Island – 5
Abaco – 1
Exuma – 1

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 11th, 2020:
FORTY FOUR (44) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-four (44) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to nine hundred eighty-nine (989).

There are four hundred forty-six (446) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred thirty-eight (438) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty (30) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Exuma, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, one (1) confirmed case in Inagua, and nine (9) other cases pending.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 26
Grand Bahama – 10
Abaco – 2
Inagua – 1
Pending – 5

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 10th, 2020:
FORTY-SEVEN (47) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-seven (47) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to nine hundred forty-five (945).

There are four hundred twenty-eight (428) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, four hundred twenty (420) confirmed cases in New Providence, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Exuma, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and four (4) other cases pending.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
Grand Bahama – 39
New Providence – 3
Exuma – 1
Pending – 4

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The 9th August 2020 Edition of the Dashboard reported an additional death. This individual is a thirty-four (34) year old male of New Providence who passed away on 6th August 2020. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death. The death toll now stands at fifteen (15).

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 9th, 2020:
TWENTY (20) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty (20) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eight hundred ninety-eight (898).  One (1) new death was also reported, bringing the total number of deaths to (15) fifteen.

There are four hundred seventeen (417) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, three hundred eighty-nine (389) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
Grand Bahama – 15
New Providence – 5

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 8th, 2020:
FORTY-EIGHT (48) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-eight (48) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eight hundred seventy-eight (878).

There are four hundred twelve (412) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, three hundred seventy-four (374) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:

Island # of Cases
New Providence – 33
Grand Bahama – 7
Bimini – 5
Berry Islands – 2
Eleuthera – 1

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from others;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 7th, 2020:
AMENDMENT OF THE COVID-19 BAHAMAS DASHBOARD AND SIXTY-NINE (69) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health advises the public that the dashboard has been amended to feature COVID-19 confirmed cases in The Bahamas by island.

Currently, the dashboard highlights COVID-19 confirmed cases by island and cays. By popular demand, the dashboard will now only show COVID-19 confirmed cases that incorporate the mainland and its associated cays.

Therefore, the Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-nine (69) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eight hundred thirty (830).

There are three hundred seventy-nine (379) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, three hundred sixty-seven (367) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty (40) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in Abaco, ten (10) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island and three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence 30
Grand Bahama 31
Abaco 7
Berry Island 1

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 6th, 2020:
TEN (10) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ten (10) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven hundred sixty-one (761).

There are three hundred forty-nine (349) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, three hundred thirty-six (336) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, thirty-four (34) confirmed cases in Bimini, ten (10) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, nine (9) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, six (6) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and two (2) confirmed cases in Abaco.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 7
Bimini – 2
Abaco – 1

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 5th, 2020:
Another THIRTY-SIX (36) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-six (36) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven hundred fifty-one (751).

There are three hundred forty-two (342) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, three hundred thirty-six (336) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Bimini, ten (10) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, nine (9) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, six (6) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 30
Grand Bahama – 6

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 4th, 2020:
THIRTY-SIX (36) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-six (36) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven hundred fifteen (715).

There are three hundred thirty (330) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, three hundred twelve (312) confirmed cases in New Providence, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Bimini, ten (10) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, nine (9) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, six (6) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 20
Grand Bahama – 11
Bimini – 3
Berry Islands – 2

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – August 3rd, 2020:
THIRTY-ONE (31) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-one (31) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to six hundred seventy-nine (679).  There are three hundred twenty (320) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, two hundred ninety-one (291) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-nine (29) confirmed cases in Bimini, ten (10) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, seven (7) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, six (6) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
Grand Bahama 22
New Providence 9

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – August 2nd, 2020:
FORTY-NINE (49) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-nine (49) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to six hundred forty-eight (648).

There are two hundred ninety-eight (298) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, two hundred eighty-two (282) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-nine (29) confirmed cases in Bimini, ten (10) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, seven (7) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, six (6) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
New Providence – 27
Grand Bahama -10
Bimini – 8
Cat Cay – 2
Moore’s Island – 1
Berry Island – 1

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – August 1st, 2020:
TWENTY-FIVE (25) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-five (25) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to five hundred ninety-nine (599).

The public is advised that the breakdown of new cases for each island was unable to be produced up to the time of this report due to Hurricane Isaias. A complete report will be provided in the 2nd August, 2020 Edition of the Ministry of Health’s Dashboard and Update #115.


Ministry of Health Update – July 31st, 2020:

SIXTY-SIX (66) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-six (66) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to five hundred seventy-four (574).

There are two hundred eighty-six (286) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, two hundred thirty-two (232) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.

The breakdown of new cases for each island is as follows:
Island # of Cases
Grand Bahama 39
New Providence 27

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – July 30th, 2020:
TWENTY-FOUR (24) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES
Death toll now at fourteen (14)

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-four (24) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to five hundred eight (508). There are two hundred forty-seven (247) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, two hundred five (205) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.

The following cases are residents of New Providence:
Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 20
485 27 Female
486 56 Male
487 54 Male
488 41 Male
489 36 Female
490 9 Female
491 42 Male
492 43 Male
493 63 Male
494 30 Female
495 80 Female
496 37 Female
497 51 Male
498 42 Male
499 45 Male
500 47 Male
501 25 Female
502 32 Female
503 43 Male
504 28 Female

The following cases are residents of Grand Bahama:
Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 4
505 44 Female
506 68 Male
507 51 Male
508 29 Male

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Additionally, three (3) deaths have been confirmed today as COVID-19 related. More information will be provided on 31st July, 2020, at the Ministry of Health’s Press Conference at 3:00p.m. This increases the death toll to fourteen (14).

 

Ministry of Health Update – July 29th, 2020:
THIRTY-SEVEN (37) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-seven (37) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four hundred eighty-four (484).  There are two hundred forty-three (243) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred eighty-five (185) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one confirmed case in Abaco.

The following cases are residents of New Providence:
Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 5
448 35 Female
449 45 Male
450 31 Female
451 38 Male
452 43 Male

The following cases are residents of Grand Bahama:
Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 32
453 57 Male
454 16 Female
455 34 Female
456 44 Female
457 24 Male
458 45 Female
459 23 Male
460 31 Female
461 31 Male
462 50 Female
463 23 Female
464 45 Female
465 42 Male
466 18 Male
467 40 Female
468 48 Male
469 30 Female
470 20 Male
471 22 Male
472 17 Male
473 47 Female
474 35 Female
475 26 Female
476 20 Female
477 50 Male
478 20 Female
479 14 Female
480 40 Male
481 37 Female
482 63 Female
483 44 Female
484 43 Female

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current
COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 28th, 2020:
SIXTY-FIVE (65) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-five (65) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four hundred forty-seven (447).

There are two hundred eleven (211) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred eighty (180) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one confirmed case in Abaco.

The case breakdown for each island is as follows:

Island # of Cases
New Providence 29
Grand Bahama 21
Guana Cay 8
Moore’s Island 6
Abaco 1

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current
COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 27th, 2020:
FORTY (40) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty (40) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three hundred eighty-two (382).

There are one hundred ninety (190) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred fifty-one (151) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) case in Great Guana Cay.

The following cases are residents of Grand Bahama:
Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 21
343 37 Male
344 24 Male
345 24 Male
346 41 Male
347 30 Female
348 49 Male
349 38 Male
369 18 Female
370 31 Female
371 21 Male
372 44 Male
373 45 Female
374 49 Female
375 57 Male
376 26 Male
377 24 Female
378 48 Female
379 25 Female
380 32 Male
381 30 Male
382 24 Female

The following cases are residents of Exuma:
Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 2
350 42 Male
351 42 Female

The following cases are residents of New Providence:
Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 16
352 28 Female
353 56 Male
354 38 Male
355 31 Female
356 30 Female
357 56 Male
358 44 Female
359 26 Female
360 45 Female
361 59 Male
362 74 Male
363 32 Male
364 Pending Male
365 40 Female
366 64 Female
367 58 Female

The following cases are residents of Cat Island:

Case # Age Sex
Total Number of Cases: 1
368 51 Female

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current
COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 26th, 2020:
SIXTEEN (16) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES
Exuma joins the list of islands with confirmed cases.

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixteen (16) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three hundred forty-two (342).

There are one hundred sixty-nine (169) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty-five (135) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Cat Island, and one (1) case in Great Guana Cay and one (1) confirmed case in Exuma.

The following cases are residents of New Providence:
Case # Age Sex
330 72 Female
331 88 Female
332 27 Female
340 29 Female
341 72 Male

The following cases are residents of Grand Bahama:
Case # Age Sex
327 21 Female
328 21 Male
329 19 Male
334 48 Male
335 41 Male
336 39 Female
337 44 Male
338 29 Male
339 42 Male
342 31 Male

The following case is a resident of Exuma:
Case # Age Sex
333 27 Female

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 26th July, 2020

Ministry of Health Update – July 25th, 2020:
TEN (10) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ten (10) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three hundred twenty-six (326).

There are one hundred fifty-nine (159) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty (130) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Cat Island, and one (1) case in Great Guana Cay (Baker’s Bay).

The following cases are residents of New Providence:
Case # Age Sex
317 26 Male
318 49 Male
319 49 Male
320 41 Male
321 46 Female
322 31 Female

The following cases are residents of Grand Bahama:
Case # Age Sex
323 31 Female
324 56 Male
325 30 Male
326 42 Male

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – July 24th, 2020:
FORTY-TWO (42) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-two (42) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three hundred sixteen (316). There are one hundred fifty-five (155) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred twenty-four (124) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, two (2) confirmed cases in Cat Island, and one (1) case in Great Guana Cay.

The case breakdown per island is as follows:
Island – # of Cases
New Providence – 5
Grand Bahama – 35
Berry Islands – 2

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 23rd, 2020:

FIFTY-FIVE (55) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-five (55) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two hundred seventy-four (274). There have been one hundred nineteen (119) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, one hundred twenty (120) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, four (4) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, two (2) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island and one (1) case in Guana Cay (this number is reflected in Moore’s Island on the dashboard).

The following Cases are residents of New Providence.
Case # Age Sex
223 – 56 – Male
224 – 84 – Male
225 – 59 – Female
230 – 23 – Female
270 – 40 – Female

The following Cases are residents of Grand Bahama.
Case # Age Sex
226 – 31 – Male
227 – 17 – Female
228 – 38 – Male
229 – 31 – Male
231 – 70 – Female
232 – 40 – Male
233 – 48 – Female
234 – 67 – Female
235 – 70 – Female
236 – 54 – Female
237 – 36 – Female
238 – 45 – Male
239 – 53 – Male
240 – 59 – Male
241 – 44 – Male
242 – 77 – Male
243 – 62 – Male
244 – 46 – Male
245 – 31 – Female
246 – 52 – Male
247 – 33 – Female
248 – 58 – Female
249 – 42 – Male
250 – 70 – Male
251 – 50 – Male
252 – ?  – Female
253 – 56 – Female
254 – 65 – Male
255 – 39 – Male
256 – 47 – Female
257 – 54 – Female
258 – 54 – Female
259 – 51 – Female
260 – 42 – Male
261 – 26 – Female
262 – 25 – Female
263 – 34 – Female
264 – 48 – Male
265 – 54 – Female

The following Cases are residents of Cat Cay.
Case # Age Sex
220 – 55 – Female
221 – 46 – Male
222 – 26 – Female

The following Cases are residents of Bimini.
Case # Age Sex
266 – 32 – Female
267 – 48 – Male
268 – 30 – Female
269 – 18 – Female

The following Cases are residents of Moore’s Island.
Case # Age Sex
271 – 51 – Female
272 – 44 – Male
273 – 76 – Male

The following Case is residing in Great Guana Cay.
Case # Age Sex
274 – 55 – Male

Further details of these cases were unable to be confirmed at the time of the release of this report. Investigations are ongoing, and a complete update of details will be published at a later date.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 


Ministry of Health Update – July 22nd, 2020:
TWENTY-FIVE (25) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-five (25) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two hundred nineteen (219). There have been one hundred fourteen (114) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, eighty-one (81) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, seventeen (17) confirmed cases in Bimini, four (4) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, two (2) confirmed cases in Cat Island and one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay.

Cases #195 – #200 are residents of New Providence.
– Case #195 is a forty-nine (49) year old female; and
– Case #196 is a thirty-nine (39) year old female.
Further information on Cases #197 – #200 is pending.

Cases #201 – #213 are residents of Grand Bahama.
– Case #201 is a forty-three (43) year old female;
– Case # 202 is an eleven (11) year old female;
– Case #203 is a forty-four (44) year old female;
– Case #204 is a thirty-one (31) year old female; and
– Case #205 is a forty-one (41) year old male.
Further information on Cases #206 – #213 is pending.

Cases #214 – #217 are residents of the Berry Islands.
– Case #214 is a twenty (20) year old male;
– Case #215 is a seventy-nine (79) year old female;
– Case #216 is a forty-nine (49) year old female; and
– Case #217 is a thirty-nine (39) year old female.

Cases #218 and #219 are residents of Bimini.
– Case #218 is a thirty (30) year old female;
– Case #219 is a thirty-four (34) year old female.

Further details of these cases were unable to be confirmed at the time of the release of this report. Investigations are ongoing, and a complete update of details will be published at a later date. Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

 


Ministry of Health Update – July 21st, 2020:
TWENTY (20) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty (20) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred ninety-four (194). There have been one hundred and seven (107) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, sixty-nine (69) confirmed

cases in Grand Bahama, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in Bimini, two (2) confirmed cases in Cat Island and one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay.

The public is advised that Cases #175 – #178 and Cases #181 – #182 are residents of New Providence. Cases #179 and #180 are residents of Cat Island. Cases #183 and #184 are residents of Bimini and #185 – #194 are residents of Grand Bahama.

Further details of these cases were unable to be confirmed at the time of the release of this report. Investigations are ongoing, and a complete update of details will be published at a later date.

Notably, one of the positive cases on Tuesday was confirmed to be a member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.  The individual has been admitted for medical care and the Force’s Medical Team is currently conducting intensive contact tracing to confirm other members who may have been exposed and recommended for self-quarantine.

Additionally, six of Tuesday’s confirmed cases are hospitalized, bringing the total number of cases in hospital to ten (10).

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remotes controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Update – July 20th, 2020:
TWENTY-ONE (21) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-one (21) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred seventy-four (174). There have been one hundred and one (101) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, fifty-nine (59) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Bimini, and one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay.

The public is advised that Case #154 is a resident of New Providence and Cases #155 – #174 are residents of Grand Bahama.

Further details of the twenty-one (21) additional cases were unable to be confirmed at the time of the release of this report. Investigations are ongoing, and a complete update of details will be published at a later date.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

 

Ministry of Health Update – July 19th, 2020:
FIFTEEN (15) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifteen (15) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred fifty-three (153). There have been one hundred (100) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, thirty-nine (39) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Bimini, and one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #139 is a fifty-three (53) year old male of New Providence with a history of travel. This case is in isolation at home;
– Case #140 is a twenty-nine (29) year old male of New Providence with a history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home;
– Case #141 is a fifty-eight (58) year old female of New Providence with a history of travel. This case too is in isolation at home;
– Case #142 is a forty (40) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case remains in isolation at home.
– Case #143 is a thirty (30) year old female of Grand Bahama.
– Case #144 is a thirty-eight (38) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #145 is a thirty-one (31) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #146 is seventeen (17) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #147 is fifty (50) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #148 is a thirty-three (33) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #149 is a thirty (30) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #150 is a fifty-four (54) year old female of Grand Bahama.
– Case #151 is a forty-six (46) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #152 is a seventy-one (71) year old male of Grand Bahama.
– Case #153 is a forty-one (41) year old female of Grand Bahama.

Travel details and the condition of Cases #143 – #153 were unable to be confirmed at the time of the release of this report. Investigations are ongoing, and a complete update of pending details will be published at a later date. Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 18th, 2020:
NINE (9) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are nine (9) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred thirty-eight (138). There have been ninety-six (96) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Bimini, and one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #130 is a thirty (30) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home;
– Case #131 is a fifty-five (55) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized;
– Case #132 is a forty-seven (47) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home;
– Case #133 is a forty-seven (47) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home;
– Case #134 is a fifty-four (54) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case too is in isolation at home;
– Case #135 is a thirty-six (36) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.
– Case #136 is a fifty-three (53) year old male of New Providence with a history of travel. This case remains is in isolation at home;
– Case #137 is forty-five (45) year old male of Grand Bahama with a history of travel. This case is hospitalized; and
– Case #138 is forty-two (42) year old male of Grand Bahama. Travel details are pending. However, this case is in isolation at home.

Investigations are ongoing, and a complete update of pending details will be published at a later date. Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 17th, 2020:
Five (5) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are five (5) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred twenty-nine (129). There have been ninety-four (94) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, thirteen (13) confirmed cases in Bimini, and one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #125 is a thirty-seven (37) year old male of Inagua with a history of travel. This case is in isolation at home;
– Case #126 is a sixty-four (64) year old male of Inagua with a history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home;
– Case #127 is a twenty-nine (29) year old female of New Providence. This case too is in isolation at home. Travel details are pending.
– Case #128 is a thirty-four (34) year old female of New Providence. This case is also in isolation at home. Travel details too are pending.
– Case #129 is a fifty (50) year old female of New Providence. This case remains in isolation at home. Travel details are also pending.

Investigations are in preliminary stages, and a complete update will be published at a later date.  Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.


Ministry of Health Update – July 16th, 2020:
FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are five (5) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred twenty-four (124). There have been twenty-one (21) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-nine (89) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #120 is a forty-five (45) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home;
– Case #121 is a forty-three (43) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home;
– Case #122 is an eighty-four (84) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case too is in isolation at home;
– Case #123 is a seventy-three (73) year old male of New Providence with a history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home; and
– Case #124 is a twenty-seven (27) year old female of New Providence with a history of travel. This case remains in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 15th, 2020:
THREE (3) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred nineteen (119). There have been eighteen (18) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-seven (87) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #117 is a fifty-seven (57) year old female of New Providence with a history of travel. This case is hospitalized.
– Case #118 is a fifty-one (51) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home; and
– Case #119 is a twenty-nine (29) year old female of New Providence with a history of travel. This case also remains in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remotes controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Update – July 14th, 2020:
THREE (3) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred sixteen (116). There have been eighteen (18) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-four (84) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #114 is a twenty-five (25) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case remains in isolation at home.
– Case #115 is a fifty-two (52) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is currently in hospital; and
– Case #116 is a thirty-nine (39) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case also remains in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – July 13th, 2020:
TWO (2) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred thirteen (113). There have been sixteen (16) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-three (83) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #112 is a thirty-three (33) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #113 is a fifty-two (52) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

AMENDMENT TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH DASHBOARD – July 13th, 2020:

“The Ministry of Health advises the public that the dashboard has been amended to include a tab for “Non-COVID related deaths.”

There were two (2) individuals who were previously confirmed to have COVID-19 who passed away.  A review was completed with local and international personnel who confirmed that the deaths were not due to COVID-19.

Therefore, the dashboard will now feature the tab “Non-COVID Related Deaths” to classify a patient that was diagnosed with COVID-19, but the cause of death was not due to COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health once again offers heartfelt condolences to all families whose loved ones have passed away because of COVID-19. Best wishes for strength and recovery for all persons living with the impact of COVID-19.

Throughout this pandemic, our teams have been working tirelessly to ensure that our population remains protected. As we learn more about COVID-19, we will continue to make the necessary adjustments and keep the public informed.”

Ministry of Health Update – July 11th, 2020:

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred eleven (111). There have been fourteen (14) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-three (83) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #109 – a sixteen (16) year old female of Grand Bahama with a history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #110 – a forty-seven (47) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.
– Case #111 – a thirty-nine (39) year old female of Grand Bahama with a history of travel. This case too is in isolation at home.
Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remotes controls, countertops, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Update – July 9th, 2020:

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and seven (107). There have been eleven (11) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-two (82) confirmed
cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases onthe island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #107, a twenty-seven (27) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remotes controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Ministry of Health Update – July 8th, 2020:

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and six (106). There have been ten (10) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-two (82) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #105 is a thirty-three (33) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #106 is a twenty (20) year old male undocumented migrant in Grand Bahama. This case is also in isolation.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– wear a face mask when you leave home;
– wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
– cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
– clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remotes controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.

Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Update – May 23rd, 2020:

THREE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #75

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred (100). There have been eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, seventy-eight (78) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed case on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #98 is an eight (8) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #99 is a twenty-five (25) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.
– Case #100 is a twenty-seven (27) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case also remains in isolation at home.

Investigations of these new cases are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – May 20th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #73

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to ninety-seven (97). There have been eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, seventy-five (75) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #97, a fifty (50) year old male from New Providence, with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Persons violating the quarantine protocols could face a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000) fine or up to five (5) years imprisonment.

Ministry of Health Update – May 14th, 2020:

TWO ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #70

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to ninety-six (96). There have been eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, seventy-four (74) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #95 is a twenty-six (26) year old female from Bimini with a history of travel. This case is in the Government Isolation Facility.
– Case #96 is a thirty-nine (39) year old female from Bimini, with no history of travel. This case is also in the Government Isolation Facility.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Persons violating the quarantine protocols could face a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000) fine or up to five (5) years imprisonment.

Ministry of Health Update – May 6th, 2020:

THREE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #64

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to ninety-two (92). There have been eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, seventy-two (72) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and eleven (11) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #90 is a thirty-six (36) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #91 is a twenty-six (26) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #92 is a fifty-four (54) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Persons violating the quarantine protocols could face a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000) fine or up to five (5) years imprisonment.

Ministry of Health Update – May 4th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #62

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eighty-four (84). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, sixty-eight (68) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and eight (8) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #84, a sixty (60) year old male from New Providence, with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Persons violating the quarantine protocols could face a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000) fine or up to five (5) years imprisonment.

Ministry of Health Update – May 2nd, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #61

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eighty-three (83). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, sixty-seven (67) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and eight (8) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #83, a forty-nine (49) year old female from New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 30th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #56

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eighty-one (81). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, sixty-five (65) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and eight (8) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #81 a 29 year old female from New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Persons violating the quarantine protocols could face a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000) fine or up to five (5) years of imprisonment.

Ministry of Health Update – April 26th, 2020:

TWO ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #55

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eighty (80). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, sixty-four (64) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and eight (8) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #79 is a forty-nine (49) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #80 is a twenty-three (23) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 25th, 2020:

FIVE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #54

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are five (5) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to seventy-eight (78). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, sixty-two (62) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and eight (8) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #74 is a fifteen (15) year old female resident of Bimini with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #75 is a seventy-five (75) year old female resident of Bimini with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #76 is a thirty-seven (37) year old female resident of Bimini with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #77 is a forty-seven (47) year old female resident of Bimini with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #78 is an eleven (11) year old female resident of Bimini with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – April 23rd, 2020:

TWO ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES & TWO ADDITIONAL DEATHS – Update #51

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to seventy-two (72). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, sixty-one (61) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and three (3) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #71 is a fifty (50) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #72 is a twenty-nine (29) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today the death of Case #60 a fifty-three (53) year old male and Case #64 a fifty-one (51) year old male both residents of New Providence with no history of travel. Investigations are being conducted into the details of these unfortunate deaths. This increases the death toll to eleven (11).

Ministry of Health Update – April 22nd, 2020:

FIVE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #50

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are five (5) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to seventy (70). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, fifty-nine (59) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and three (3) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #66 is a twenty-eight (28) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #67 is a thirty-three (33) year old male resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.
– Case #68 is a sixty-five (65) year old male resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case was hospitalized.
– Case #69 is a sixty-three (63) year old female resident of Bimini with no history of travel. This case is at the Government quarantine facility.
– Case #70 is a seventy-eight (78) year old male resident of Bimini with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – April 21st, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #49

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to sixty-five (65). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, fifty-six (56) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is a thirty-six (36) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized.

Investigations of this new case are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

Ministry of Health Update – April 20th, 2020:

FOUR ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #49

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to sixty-four (64). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, fifty-five (55) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #61 is a fifty-six (56) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #62 is a sixty-six (66) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized.
– Case #63 is a fifty-two (52) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is also hospitalized; and
– Case #64 is a fifty-one (51) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case too is hospitalized.

Investigations of these new cases are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.
The general public is advised that two hundred and forty-seven persons (247) recently completed the recommended fourteen (14) days of quarantine, and have been released. Currently, the quarantine numbers tally to six hundred and fifty-one (651).

The Ministry of Health again wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – April 19th, 2020:

TWO ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #46

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to sixty (60). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, fifty-one (51) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #59 is a sixty-seven (67) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
– Case #60 is a fifty-three (53) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized.

Investigations of these new cases are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – April 18th, 2020:

THREE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #44

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to fifty-eight (58). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, forty-nine (49) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
-Case #56 is a twenty-two (22) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home.
-Case #57 is a thirty-seven (37) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is also in isolation at home.
-Case #58 is a seventy (70) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case also remains in isolation at home.

Investigations of these new cases are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – April 17th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #42

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to fifty-five (55). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, forty-six (46) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #55 a sixty-one (61) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health wishes to remind individuals who have been advised to remain home in quarantine or isolation that they are expected to stay in their homes until the time of quarantine or isolation has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Following this advice is paramount to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – April 16th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE AND ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH – Update #41

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to fifty-four (54). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #54 a ninety-three (93) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today the overnight death of Case #31 a fifty year old male resident of New Providence with no history of travel. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death. This increases the death toll to nine (9).

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise that individuals who have been requested to remain home in isolation or quarantine are expected to stay in their homes until the time of isolation or quarantine has ended. Kindly give consideration to having a family member complete shopping errands for essential items. Compliance with this condition is paramount to avoiding the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Ministry of Health Update – April 15th, 2020:

FOUR ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 Cases – Update #40

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to fifty-three (53). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, forty-four (44) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini. The death toll remains at eight (8).

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:

-Case #50 is a thirty-eight (38) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized.
-Case #51 is a forty-eight (48) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in home isolation.
-Case #52 is a thirty-three (33) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized.
-Case #53 is a thirty-eight (38) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is in home isolation.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 13th, 2020:

TWO ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #38

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to forty-nine (49).

There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, forty (40) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, Bimini and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini. The death toll remains at eight (8).

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:

-Case #48 is a forty (40) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel. This case remains in isolation at home.
-Case #49 is a fifty (50) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case has been hospitalized.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 12th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #37

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to forty-seven (47).

There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, thirty-eight (38) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and one (1) confirmed case on the island of Bimini. The death toll remains at eight (8).

The newly confirmed case is Case #47, a thirty-six (36) year old female of Cat Cay, Bimini with no history of travel. This case remains in isolation at home.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 11th, 2020:

FOUR ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #36

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to forty-six (46). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, thirty-eight (38) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini. The death toll remains at eight (8).

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #43 is a twenty-five (25) year old male resident of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized;
– Case #44 is a fifty-eight (58) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is also hospitalized;
– Case #45 is a forty-nine (49) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel and is in home isolation; and
– Case #46 is a twenty-nine (29) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel and is hospitalized.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 10th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE – Update #35

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to forty-two (42). There have been six (6) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, thirty-five (35) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini. The death toll remains at eight (8).

The newly confirmed case is Case #42, a fifty-three (53) year old male resident of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is now hospitalized.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 9th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE AND ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH – Update #33

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to forty-one (41). There have been six (6) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, thirty-four (34) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is as follows:
– Case #41 is a fifty-six (56) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel.

Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health also confirms the death of Case #41 who passed away last night.  Investigations are being conducted into the details of this latest death.
This increases the death toll to eight (8).  Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.  Investigations are ongoing.

Members of the public are once again reminded to follow the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order announced by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 8th, 2020:

FOUR ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH – Update #32

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to forty (40). There have been six (6) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, thirty-three (33) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #37 is a sixty (60) year old male resident of New Providence with no history of travel.
– Case #38 is a thirty-eight (38) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel.
– Case #39 is a forty-four (44) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel.
– Case #40 is a fifty-one (51) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel.

The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of Case #40, a fifty-one (51) year old female of Grand Bahama who passed away 6th April, 2020. Her laboratory results were confirmed today. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current twenty-nine (29) COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Members of the public are once again reminded to follow the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order announced by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 7th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH AND THREE CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #31

The Ministry of Health confirms today the overnight death of Case #20, a hospitalized ninety-one year old male from New Providence with no history of travel. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to thirty-six (36). There have been five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, thirty (30) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
– Case #34 is a forty-four (44) year old male resident of New Providence with no history of travel.
– Case #35 is a seventy-one (71) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel.
– Case #36 is a forty-one (41) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the twenty-seven (27) COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Members of the public are once again reminded to follow the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order announced by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 6th, 2020:

FOUR ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES – Update #30

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to thirty-three (33). There have been five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
-Case #30 is a fifty-four (54) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel.
-Case #31 is a fifty (50) year old male resident of New Providence with no history of travel.
-Case #32 is a sixty-two (62) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel.
-Case #33 is a sixty-five (65) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other twenty-four (24) COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.

Members of the public are once again reminded to follow the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order announced by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing.

Ministry of Health Update – April 5th, 2020:

ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH AND ONE ADDITIONAL POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE – Update #26

The Ministry of Health confirms the overnight death of Case #18, a seventy-two year old male health care worker from New Providence, hospitalized and with no history of travel.  Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death.  This brings the total number of deaths to five (5).

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to twenty-nine (29). In country there have been five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, twenty-three (23) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #29, a forty-eight (48) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel.  This case is in hospital.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other twenty-four (24) COVID-19 positive cases.

Members of the public are once again reminded to follow the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order announced by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing.

DEFINITION OF “RECOVERED CASES” FOR THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH DASHBOARD

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) guidelines recommend two (2) alternatives to define if a patient is “recovered” from COVID-19. Recovery may be determined by utilizing the following strategies:
1. Test-based strategy; and
2. Non test-based strategy.

The Test-based strategy requires that the patient –
•    is asymptomatic (no longer experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath); and
•    produce negative results.

Patients who undergo the Test-based strategy may include hospitalized patients with moderate or severe disease and those with immunocompromising conditions.

The Non test-based strategy requires that the patient –
•    no longer has a fever and has not used fever-reducing medications within three (3) days;
•    shows an improvement in respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath; and
•    has no symptoms for at least seven (7) days since symptoms first appeared.

Patients who undergo this strategy are likely to be those considered to be mild cases that were cared for at home.

If testing is not possible, the World Health Organization recommends that a patient be isolated at home even after symptoms have resolved until a clinician determines that the patient has “recovered”.

With these guidelines in mind, a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in The Bahamas is not considered “recovered” until a patient has fully satisfied at least one of the conditions mentioned above.

Ministry of Health Update – April 4th, 2020:

The Ministry of Health confirms the overnight death of Case #23, an eighty (80) year old male patient hospitalized in Grand Bahama, previously confirmed to have COVID-19 with no direct links to other cases. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death.

The Ministry of Health also confirms today (April 4th, 2020) that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to twenty-eight (28). In country there have been five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:

-Case #25 is a fifty-seven (57) year old female, a resident of New Providence with no history of travel and a direct link to Case #22. This case is in isolation at home.
-Case #26 is a seventy-seven (77) year old female, a resident of New Providence with no history of travel and a direct link to Case #22. This case is also in isolation at home.
-Case #27 is a forty-eight (48) year old male, a resident of New Providence, with no history of travel and no direct links. This case is hospitalized and very ill;
-Case #28 is a fifty-one (51) year old female, a resident of New Providence, with no history of travel and no direct links. This patient is hospitalized and remains in stable condition.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other twenty (20) COVID-19 positive cases.

Members of the public are again reminded to follow the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order announced by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing.

 

Source:
Government of The Bahamas
Ministry of Health