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Bahamas: OUT OF CONTROL: Coronavirus cases surpass 15,000 in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas reached another bleak milestone over the weekend as it surpassed 15,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Between Friday and Saturday, the nation recorded 334 cases: 162 on Friday, 81 on Saturday and 91 on Sunday.

Health officials also reported five additional COVID-19 deaths.

Four women, ages 51, 56, 59 and 89, died between July 27 and July 31.

Three of the women were from New Providence, and the fourth was from Exuma.

A 52-year-old man of New Providence also died from the virus on July 23.

As of Sunday, total deaths stood at 291, with 29 remaining under investigation.

Since mid-March 2020, the onset of the pandemic, The Bahamas has recorded 15,011 cases.

Of the 162 cases recorded on Friday, there were 136 on New Providence, 10 on Grand Bahama, seven on Eleuthera, six on Abaco, two on the Berry Islands and one on Exuma.

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