COVID hospitalizations continued to trend upward, with 195 people hospitalized with the virus as of Wednesday — the highest number seen in The Bahamas since the start of the pandemic.
According to the Ministry of Health’s COVID update, 18 of those people were in intensive care.
Of the 195 people hospitalized, 113 were in Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), 47 were in Doctors Hospital, nine in the South Beach Acute Care and Referral Center, and 26 in Grand Bahama Health Services.
One hundred and thirty-six new cases were also confirmed on Wednesday, bringing the total case count in the country to 19,275, of which 3,400 cases were still active.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 115 were on New Providence; 10 on Grand Bahama; four on Exuma; three on Abaco; two on Eleuthera, one on Andros and one on Bimini.
The test positivity rate was 29.6 percent — nearly six times as much as the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization.
No new COVID-related deaths were confirmed on Wednesday. The toll remained at 453. Another 101 people have been confirmed to have died with COVID, but not because it, while 19 deaths are still under investigation.