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Minister of Health Renward Wells clarifying the COVID statistics that recently showed an unexpected jump in COVID-19 cases. Wells said the new cases are a result of infection by yachters.
Why it matters
The statistics released by health officials showed seven new cases on Tuesday. However, by Wednesday, the statistics showed 21 new COVID-19 cases, causing alarm.
- 11 of the 21 cases are crew members of a yacht who were in the Bahamas for nearly three weeks.
- Health Minister Wells said the crew members of the yacht were tested weekly which determined the 11 people were positive for the virus.
- The asymptomatic cases were quarantined and the systematic cases were isolated. All cases are being monitored by health officials, Wells assured.
- Wells said, “So the true numbers for the test yesterday as was said by the prime minister is 10.”