Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Bahamas’ COVID fatality rate still high in region

By Royston Jones Jr.

Forbes says CFR rate expected to cont. to decline with expanded testing.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas’ novel coronavirus case fatality rate (CFR) remain three times higher than the global average, despite expanding testing, intended to capture more cases of the virus and provide a truer reflection of its spread.

As of yesterday, there were 96 confirmed cases in The Bahamas.

There have been 11 COVID-19-related deaths, seven of whom had health issues.

According to data, the CFR rate among older people is higher — 14.8 percent among COVID-19 patients over 80, compared to 3.6 percent death rate among patients aged between 60 and 69.

Their ages ranged from 51 to 91.

The last COVID-19-related deaths occurred on April 24.

The Bahamas case fatality rate — the percentage of infected people who have died — stands at 11.9 percent.  Read more >>