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14 New Cases Of Covid-19 On Thursday

THE Ministry of Health recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, continuing a trend in declining numbers.

According to data released early Friday, there were six new cases in New Providence, four in Grand Bahama, three in Exuma and one case with its location pending.

Of the 14 new cases, 10 are female and four are male.

As of last report, there were 19 cases in hospital who were all listed as moderately ill.

Earlier this week, Minister Renward Wells declared in the House of Assembly that Bahamians are flattening the COVID-19 epidemic curve.

“A total of 42,458 RTPCR tests have been carried out for COVID-19. The average positivity over the past week is 8.6 percent, down from a weekly average of 17 percent,” Mr Wells told Parliament on Thursday. “Active cases are also trending down. There are 1,475 active cases. Fifty-six persons were added to our cumulative recovery total bringing the count to 5,789 for a recovery rate of 77.4 percent.”

He also said emergency measures which have been utilised by the Minnis administration during the pandemic have helped lower case numbers.

“While it is true that the entire Bahamas only experienced one complete lockdown in April, 2020, other islands such as Grand Bahama and Bimini, experienced lockdowns for some two weeks to control the spread of the virus on these islands,” he said. “Controlled weekday and 24-hour weekend curfews have been most effective on the islands of Eleuthera, Exuma, Abaco and New Providence to bring the overall transmission down, ‘flatten the curve,’ reduce infections and avoid overwhelming our treasured health care system.”

The country has had 7,496 cases confirmed to date.

Comments

John 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Can The Bahamas afford the new surge of Corona that is happening in America? One Hundred and Fifty persons are infected every minute. And the numbers are expected to increase after thanksgiving celebrations and shopping. And Bahamians are caught up in the mix.

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TalRussell 4 months, 2 weeks ago

As of the last (not no date mentioned) report, there were 19 cases in all the colony's hospitals who were all listed as moderately ill? Are you sure, sure?
How many were tested, and tested for the very first time, and the results? And, how many visitors were tested over the previous four weeks - and, the results?

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tribanon 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Wells deceitfully neglects to mention the great reduction in the level of testing being done and government's willingness to manipulate our country's COVID-19 statistics in any way that it can in a drastic effort to get the CDC to drop its current level 4 alert for the Bahamas. LOL

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whatsup 4 months, 2 weeks ago

We are being played using the virus to keep us in fear. ONE WORLD ORDER

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TalRussell 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Nothin' about little man's words will ever describe the darkness entering into the lives of the PopoulacesOrdinarys **big mans' and woman' whose families are forever changed by COVID. Amen! Shakehead a once for upyeahvote, a twice for not?

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John 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Yet they criticize... o ye hypocrites

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TalRussell 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Must rest each comrade be detecting if and how to be responding to regime's serial lying PopoulacesOrdinary at large POAL. Some available arithmetic says that since 2017 24.6% POALwas reclassified as the colony's new poverty middle-class.

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