Microbiologist notes Delta COVID strain could already be impacting The Bahamas

by: Royston Jones Jr./Eyewitness News


NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As countries heighten their response and shore up vaccination campaigns as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads rapidly, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Medical Microbiologist Dr Jessica Edwards suggested “aggressive strategies” must be maintained in The Bahamas to reduce spread.

“We do know that from the data we have thus far in-country, we have evidence that there are variants or that we have…studies that support, through screening, evidence that there are variants in-country,” she told Eyewitness News.

“I think that has been communicated by the CMO (chief medical officer) a little while ago — that we do have variants — however, specific variants, I am not aware of any that we have in-country, the specific ones.