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Update #165 - Thirty-Four (34) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and One (1) Additional Death
By The Ministry of Health
Sep 14, 2020 - 10:28:10 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand eight (3,008).  There have been two thousand thirty-six (2,036) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred (600) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred one (101) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Exuma, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, ten (10) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Andros, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred eight (108) confirmed cases with locations pending.   

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows: 

Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases.   The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of a seventy-two (72) year old female of New Providence who passed away today, 14th September, 2020.  This unfortunate death increases the death toll to sixty-eight (68).

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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