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Update #183 - One hundred one (101) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, one (1) additional COVID related death
By The Ministry of Health
Oct 1, 2020 - 12:57:38 AM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred one (101) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand, one hundred twenty-three (4,123).  There have been three thousand twenty-two (3,022) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred thirty-two (632) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred forty-five (145) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty (30) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, seven (7) confirmed cases in Andros, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and one hundred forty-two (142) confirmed cases with locations pending. 

The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows: 
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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-five (75) year old male of New Providence, who passed away on 29th September, 2020. This unfortunate death brings the confirmed death toll to ninety-six (96).

To date, twenty thousand, two hundred sixty-one (20,261) tests have been completed.  Hospitalized cases decreased by eight (8) and now stand at ninety-two (92).   There were sixty-five (65) additional recovered cases so that the total recovered cases now tally at two thousand two hundred six (2,206). 

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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