Most Bahamas Virus Deaths Mirrors World Picture

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Seven of the nine people who died from COVID-19 in The Bahamas had an underlying illness, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands revealed on Thursday evening. This finding seems to mirror the virus deaths throughout much of the world.

Dr. Sands, who was addressing a press conference, said four of the nine people were obese; three suffered from high blood pressure; two had asthma; and one suffered from either sleep apnea, kidney failure and diabetes.

“My fellow Bahamians, as of April 16, our COVID-19 confirmed deaths are 6.4 times more likely to have comorbidities or underlying medical conditions,” he said.

The patients – five men and four women – were between the ages of 50 and 91.

There have been 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas – 45 on New Providence, seven on Grand Bahama, one on Bimini and one on Cat Cay.

Dr. Sands said 668 tests were conducted.

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