Health Officials Report 14 Additonal COVID-19 Deaths
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Health officials have reported 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
In its daily update, all of the new cases of deaths occurred between August 13th and 17th.
All of the deaths were residents of New Providence, except three cases were in Abaco.
The deaths involved nine women and five men, between the ages of thirty-three and eighty-four years.
This latest report is startling as it represents the highest number of deaths recorded in a given report within a span of four days.
Health care workers have decried the overwhelming number of cases in the country as hospitals struggle to care for COVID-19 patients due to the lack of space.
Doctors have admonished Bahamians to get vaccinated to avoid hospitalizations and deaths.
Though not official, doctors speculate that the Delta variant may be in the country due to the high number of infections and deaths. Health workers say they await lab results from 100 samples to determine if the variant is in the Bahamas.
The 14 COVID-19 related deaths:
41 Female Abaco 17th August
69 Female New Providence 16th August
44 Female New Providence 16th August
46 Male New Providence 15th August
59 Female New Providence 15th August
48 Male New Providence 15th August
33 Female New Providence 15th August
71 Male New Providence 15th August
52 Male Abaco 15th August
75 Female New Providence 14th August
44 Female New Providence 14th August
84 Female New Providence 13th August
55 Female Abaco 13th August
63 Male New Providence 13th August