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Two Years Since First Confirmed COVID-19 Case

March 15th, 2022 marks the second anniversary since the first positive COVID-19 case was recorded in The Bahamas.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Today marks the second anniversary since the first positive COVID-19 case was recorded in The Bahamas.

Since that day in 2020, Bahamians, like others across the world, have been forced to adjust to “the new normal”.

In this report, Megan Shepherd explores our post-pandemic reality as the former Health Minister reflects on that moment in history.



The news, while not shocking, signaled our entry into a global health crisis.

Bahamians watched as the coronavirus moved quickly from Wuhan, china to every corner of the world.

Then health minister Dr. Duane sands says The Bahamas’ first confirmed case on March 15th, was no surprise.

That first confirmed case of COVID triggered unprecedented changes, including a state of emergency that went on for a year and a half.

Two years later, and Dr. Sands says the virus has revealed the resilience of Bahamians, adding he is proud of public servants and all people coming together.

The Ministry of Health’s dashboard started to track all facets of the virus shows more than 33,000 confirmed cases and 773 deaths, since the first case was recorded.

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