February 21, 2021
In The Bahamas, we are nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. You may recall that our first positive case was recorded in mid-March of last year. COVID-19 has killed nearly 2.5 million people around the world. Here at home, 179 people have died because of the virus, with 8,462 confirmed cases, as of the 20th of February.
We continue to mourn those in The Bahamas who have died, and we continue to pray for their loved ones. We also pray for the recovery and healing of all of those infected by the virus. May we continue to show acts of kindness and love and generosity to those who may be in hospital and quarantine at this time.
Fellow Bahamians: The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people suffering with long-term and serious illness. The pandemic has slowed the world’s economy. International travel remains restricted, and the pandemic has done great damage to the tourism industry in every country in the world. In recent weeks in the Northern Hemisphere, we are moving on from the darkest period of the early winter, during which there were record cases, record hospitalizations and record deaths.
On February 16, the World Health Organization, or W.H.O., noted that global cases continued to fall, with 2.7 million new cases the previous week. This was a 16 percent decline compared to the week before. Deaths declined by 10 percent over the same period.
Still, there remain areas of concern in our region.
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