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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