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Covid-19: Ministry Confirms Fifth Death, One New Case

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the overnight death of Case #18, a 72-year-old man and health care worker from New Providence who was hospitalised with no history of travel (See story HERE). Investigations are being conducted. This brings the total number of deaths to five.

The Ministry also confirmed that there is one additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 29. So far, there have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, 23 in New Providence and one from the island of Bimini. 

The newly confirmed case is a 48-year-old woman from New Providence with no history of travel. She is currently in hospital. 

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other 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 Dr Hubert Minnis to reduce the spread of the virus, including physical distancing. 

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John 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Yesterday marked the most active day for Convid-19 viruse with thousands of new cases worldwide and hundreds of deaths. Today was a stark opposite with only 533 new confirmed cases worldwide and only 33 Corona related deaths.

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RealTalk 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Can PM Minnis close the country for 4 weeks? (2 weeks complete shutdown and 2 weeks of a drive thru Food Store). By then we will know exactly who has it and can quarantine the individuals and try to treat them. At this point, we are still risking the lives of Bahamians. ONE (1) death of a Bahamian citizen is too much; We are at FIVE (5) in one week! It is growing EXPONENTIALLY which is dangerous to our livelihood. PM Minnis I am urging you to close to the country this weekend until this problem is under control. One week is more than enough time for people to prepare. Let's use these 4 weeks of shutdown to devise a plan to find another number 1 industry. This is The Bahamas....We are in this together!

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Godson 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Realtalk.... and to add another important and yet crucial fact to note is that if the COVID-19 virus is not already here in Long Island, the only vulnerable means by which it can come into Long Island is through the weekly mail boat services coming in to Long Island from Nassau. The crew members would have interacted with their families and communities in Nassau, albeit, to a limited extent.

I suggested to the Government, the Island's M.P. and the relevant Ministry to arrange to have the crew members of the mail boats tested for the COVID-19 virus before embarking on voyages to the Family Islands, in particular, Long Island.

Whether they would listen and take heed would be a serious matter for them if there is a consequential outbreak. Like the P.M. said, "hard head bird don't make good soup".

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