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Forty-seven (47) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #127
By The Ministry of Health
Aug 12, 2020 - 10:36:36 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-seven (47) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand thirty-six (1036). There have been four hundred ninety-five (495) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred thirty-eight (438) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed case in Inagua.

The breakdown of the new cases for each island is as follows:

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.

The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • wear a face mask when you leave home;
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol;
  • cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remotes controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.
 Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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