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Four New Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19

The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that there are four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 53.

There have been seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, 44 in New Providence, one in Cat Cay, and one on the island of Bimini. The death toll remains at eight.

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:

• Case #50 is a 38-year-old woman of New Providence with no history of travel. She has been hospitalised.

• Case #51 is a 48-year-old woman of New Providence with no history of travel. She is in home isolation.

• Case #52 is a 33-year-old woman of New Providence with no history of travel. She is hospitalised. 

• Case #53 is a 38-year-old woman of New Providence with no history of travel. She is in home isolation. 

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current 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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joeblow 5 months, 1 week ago

Why do they keep saying no history of travel when it is already clear this is spread person to person AND the airport has been closed for almost one month now?

I would prefer hearing them say these people did not get it standing in a line outside or shopping in a grocery store!

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SP 5 months, 1 week ago

How will they determine the people did not get it standing in a line outside or shopping in a grocery store? Chances are they DID get it at the grocery store or other "essential" location!

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joeblow 5 months, 1 week ago

… the point being made is that they are not giving any useful information. It would be helpful to know for instance where in Nassau these cases are or the kind of work these people do (if they come in contact with the public or not etc). Helpful info would be helpful!

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ThisIsOurs 5 months, 1 week ago

You're right...they say symptoms show up 7-14 days...these people may have been standing in the crowds last week. I agree "history of standing in grocery line after Minnis abrupt week long lockdown announcement" should be listed.

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stillwaters 5 months, 1 week ago

Definitely more information needed

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SP 5 months, 1 week ago

Given that the Bahamas is a busy tourism destination, the biggest surprise is that more people in the tourism industry were not infected.

The infections popping up now are most likely caused by community spread, not from tourism-related causes, which should have been manifested 2 weeks into lock-down exercises.

Dr. Sands predicted 90 cases as of last Sunday which has not materialized. This is great news!

However, I expect to see a spike in infections by the 23rd of the month caused by missteps and delays of the government implementing mandatory wearing of masks in food stores and other essential services providers.

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Eve 5 months, 1 week ago

Is there a place where I can buy masks?

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ohdrap4 5 months, 1 week ago

Just use a hand towel folded in 3 layers. That is more protection than regular masks.

Just wash it each use. Like underwear.

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TalRussell 5 months, 1 week ago

Did you knock on neighbor's door...but no knocking the neighbor during curfew hours, okay?

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Ox 5 months, 1 week ago

I am an English and Humanities teacher. Demographics is key to the Bahamas response, but seemingly disregarded. We are not all Nassau. We only need to use Wikipedia to realise that the population density on NP is way way beyond the rest of the country. Moreover you are testing no one outside this densely populated place. You have an opportunity to differentiate responses but your obsession with your supremely densely populated island is skewing our whole country's response. Get some mathematicians in on the statistics.

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stillwaters 5 months, 1 week ago

This virus has taken up residence among us and there is nothing much we can do because we don't even know where they live. We only know when they move into another human body We need to start figuring out how to live with the virus......sounds stupid, but......we need to learn how to live with them.

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joeblow 5 months, 1 week ago

… well, it will kill those who can't live with it and the rest will become immune!

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Eve 5 months, 1 week ago

We need to test to find out who is infected and then isolate the infected for two weeks or when ever they test negative. That is the only way to stop the spread.

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