NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Health has confirmed four more cases of COVID-19 in the country.

In an updated dashboard released today, the ministry stated there are a total number of 28 confirmed cases, and four COVID-19 related deaths.

The latest COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old Grand Bahama man.

The 25th confirmed case is a 57-year-old woman, who had no travel history.

The ministry said case 25 has a direct link to the 79-year-old man who was confirmed as positive two days ago and died on Friday.

Case 26 is a 77-year-old woman, a resident of New Providence with no history of travel and a direct link to the same man. This woman is reportedly in isolation at home.

Case 27 is a 48-year-old man with no history of travel and no direct links. He has been hospitalized and is reportedly “very ill”.

Case 28 is a 51-year-old woman with no history of travel and no direct links. This woman has been hospitalized, and is in stable condition.

According to the ministry, the number of persons in quarantine at home, or government facility, is 324.

The first death was a patient from Bimini, Kim Johnson-Rolle.

The overnight deaths of two additional COVID-19 patients, a man, 79, and woman, 67, were confirmed yesterday.

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has ordered a complete shutdown of all services in The Bahamas this weekend under the emergency powers orders to fight local spread.

The complete shutdown order expires at 5am on Monday, at which time the earlier 24-hour curfew and restrictions will remain in effect.

As of Saturday at 4pm, there are 22 confirmed cases in New Providence, five in Grand Bahama, and one from Bimini.

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