Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis accompanied by other officials during a tour of the SuperClubs Breezes facility that will be used to house people who test positive for COVID-19.

The Bahamas Ministry of Health recorded 110 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

That carried the total number of confirmed cases to 1923.

Of the new cases, 97 were recorded in New Providence, 12 in Grand Bahama and 1 in Abaco.

At last count, there were 1135 active cases of the coronavirus in the territory.

The Health Ministry said investigations are ongoing and aggressive contact tracing has been initiated.

To date 48 virus-related deaths have been recorded in The Bahamas.

The Ministry renewed its call for residents to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks in public spaces and adhering to all social distancing guidelines.

Meanwhile, the Government is acting on its plan to increase the territory’s healthcare capacity.

On Thursday Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Minister of Health Renward Wells toured the National Response Facility at SuperClubs Breezes.

The 60-bed facility is part of governments strategy to increase hospital bed capacity and will be used to accommodate patients with mild to moderate symptoms who are investigation for COVID-19.

The facility will also be used to house employees attending to the patients and clinical and management operations.

(Source: Loop Caribbean)

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