13 new cases of COVID-19

THE Ministry of Health has reported 13 new cases of COVID-19.

Twelve of those cases are in New Providence and one is in Abaco. The cases, which were recorded on Thursday, brought the nation’s coronavirus total to 8,101. Twelve cases are currently in hospital with the disease and are listed as moderately ill.

There are 1,154 active cases while 6,720 cases have recovered. One hundred and seventy-five people have died from the disease.


John 3 years, 5 months ago

With two persons dying from Corona (2,900 each day) in the United States, Bahamians should be happy for the new, stricter travel rules to and from that country. This is the first, concerted, United effort to bring the disease under control in that country.

thps 3 years, 5 months ago

So the new travel order which isn't finalized represents the first concerted united effort? There were none before this? The travel orders will help greatly but to say its the first united concerted effort is a stretch.

Wouldnt this be ignoring every other provision made by the various congressional branches in H.R. 266, H.R.748, H.R. 6201, H.R.6800, or the recent omnibus spending bill.

I guess this also ignores the cross-agency work done by NIHs divisions? What about CDCs work including relaxing the guidance on masks and then recommending the usage of cloth masks or other work (sails orders etc) or the FDAs work on testing and vaccines?

John 3 years, 5 months ago

Well, it is not only the travel restrictions but Biden is requiring that all persons working in or visiting federal buildings wear masks and practice other corona safety protocols. The effects are already being seen as corona numbers are starting to come down across the USA.

Tarzan 3 years, 5 months ago

All the king's horses and all the king's men have singularly failed in their efforts to bring this disease under control. A tiny few island nations with extremely disciplined populations have effectively addressed the spread of this virus. The rest of the world would have been far better served to have assisted their elderly in isolating, and to have gone on with business as usual. The WHO and CDC efforts have proved singularly ineffectual in doing anything but adding monstrous economic pain to the scourge.

tribanon 3 years, 5 months ago

Amen! Couldn't agree more.

John 3 years, 5 months ago

Supremacy teaches those who follow are infallible. The laws of nature and the rules of science teach different.

John 3 years, 5 months ago

The suicide rate is increasing around the world due to the corona pandemic. Persons are losing their homes, their businesses and their self worth. They feel empty, lost, hopeless and helpless. The lockdowns are not helping in this instance. And 2021 may be worse than 2020. Government, families co-workers and friends must now create stronger bonds and chains of support. They must instill in each other tfaith that there’s light at the ends of the tunnel. Government must reinforce its suicide prevention efforts.

John 3 years, 5 months ago

GREAT NEWS! Every state in the US (except New York) is seeing a downward trend in Corona numbers for the first time in months. This comes when experts were expecting a surge in numbers due to holiday travel and gatherings. And they now claim the declining numbers are not due to vaccinations, but because more people are adhering to corona safety measures. And the decline comes when newly elected president,Biden imposes a new travel ban on South Africa and additional restrictions on travel to the UK. Both of these countries have new strains on corona that spreads more rapidly and has the potential to be more deadly.

John 3 years, 5 months ago

PS: if enforcement of safety measures continue, the US can see their corona numbers cut in half by March, (my opinion)

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