21 New Coronavirus Cases

Written by on July 21, 2020

The Ministry of Health reported a record-breaking 21 new cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. The total number of cases now stands at 174. Forty-five of those cases were confirmed between Saturday and Monday. The ministry noted that 20 cases were reported on Grand Bahama and the remaining case on New Providence. Investigations are ongoing and a complete update of details will be published at a later date. Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19-positive cases. The number of tests completed also increased by more than 1,000. On Sunday, the ministry reported 2,645 tests completed. Now 3,672 COVID-19 tests have been done. The Bahamas has reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 since July 8. Fifty-one of those cases were reported on Grand Bahama. Prior to that date, the island had only eight reported cases of the virus. The resurgence of COVID-19 on Grand Bahama came after the island reported no new cases for 63 days. It also came just weeks after the government decided to reopen The Bahamas’ borders to visitors after being shut for more than three months. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis imposed a series of restrictions on Grand Bahama, including the closure of the island’s international and domestic borders. “If efforts to decrease the number of cases are unsuccessful, other restrictive measures may be recommended, including a lockdown beginning Friday, the 24th of July,” Minnis said.

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