With 1,345 new COVID-19 cases and 31 COVID-related deaths reported in May, the grim figures were notably higher than those in April, continuing the upward trend that has been seen so far this year.
In April, 1,262 cases were confirmed, more than double the 613 cases recorded in March.
Eleven COVID-related deaths were confirmed in April, but a number of deaths were still under investigation.
The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in The Bahamas surpassed 12,000 over the weekend.
However, confirmed cases have been trending downward in recent weeks.
Between May 16 and May 22, 367 cases were confirmed.
Two hundred forty-five cases were recorded from May 23 to May 29. In the past week, from May 30 to June 5, some 208 cases were confirmed.
Over the Labour Day holiday weekend, 111 new cases were recorded between Wednesday, June 2 and
Saturday, June 5.
Thirty-seven cases were confirmed on Wednesday, 42 on Thursday, 15 on Friday and 17 on Saturday.
Of the weekend cases, 85 were recorded on New Providence, seven on Andros, six on Abaco, four on Grand Bahama, three on Eleuthera, two in the Berry Islands, two on Inagua, one on Cat Island and one on Long Island.
The cases brought the total number of confirmed COVID cases in The Bahamas to 12,004, of which 669 were still active.
Two COVID-related deaths were also confirmed over the weekend, bringing the total number of recorded COVID-related deaths to 232 as of Saturday. Fifty-four people were confirmed to have died with COVID-19 but not because of it, while another 28 deaths were still under investigation.
As of Saturday, 45 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, three of whom were in intensive care.