The Bahamas COVID-19 count now stands at over 100.
On Wednesday the Ministry of Health recorded 47 new cases of bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1036.
The breakdown of new cases is as follows:
- New Providence 40
- Cat Island 5
- Abaco 1
- Exuma 1
The Ministry of Health said contact tracing has been initiated and will continue until everyone who May have been exposed to the virus has been identified an where necessary, isolated.
Meanwhile, the government continues to come under heavy fire for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) responded to comments made by Opposition Leader Philip Davis, saying he continued to issue false and divisive statements.
In the statement, the OPM accused Davis of putting Bahamians at risk by constantly spewing vitriol that is absent of facts, logic and commonsense.
“The Government has had to borrow to ensure the country’s sustainability during the terrible economic shock because of COVID-19. This is a time when we should be coming together as one, not issuing false, misleading statements.”
The Opposition Leader said even at this critical juncture the government has failed to deliver a comprehensive plan to address the issues as the COVID-19 crisis worsens.
He said the government continues to ignore proposals put forward by his party’s COVID-19 Task Force.
In response, the Office of the Prime Minister urged Davis to refrain from partisan politics and instead act in a manner befitting of a Bahamian leader.
“Leadership is about doing and working with others toward a common goal. The Leader of the Opposition has only been interested in attacking the Government of the Bahamian people for his narrow self-interest,” the statement continued.
The Office of the Prime Minister invited the Opposition Leader to attend meetings where he is free to offer suggestions for the efficient handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement said it’s not too late for him (Davis) to lay down his political ambitions if only for a moment and do the right thing.