ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE (151) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, TWO (2) ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED DEATHS AND ONE (1) DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION NOW CONFIRMED Update #175

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September 24, 2020

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred fifty-one (151) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand six hundred eighteen (3,618). There have been two thousand five hundred fifty (2,550) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred twenty-one (621) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty-two (132) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, six (6) confirmed cases in Andros, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, 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 128
Grand Bahama 4
Abaco 17
Andros 1
Inagua 1

TOTAL: 151

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-three (73) year old male and a fortynine (49) year old male, who passed away yesterday, 22nd September, 2020. Both men are from New Providence. Another death previously under investigation is now confirmed. This person is a forty (40) year old female from New Providence, who passed away on 30th August, 2020. These unfortunate deaths decrease the number of deaths under investigation to nineteen (19), and the confirmed death toll is tallied at eighty (80).

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.

Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19

News date : 09/24/2020    Category : Covid-19, About Bahamians, Health, Press Releases

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