The passing of another COVID-19 patient has moved the national death toll for the disease to 70, as of this afternoon, Friday 25 September 2020.

In its latest update, the Ministry of Health reports that this latest victim is an elderly male with pre-existing health conditions.

Also in its update this afternoon, the Ministry says 17 additional persons have tested COVID-19 positive.

These new cases bring the national total for active cases to 2,085.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry says more positive patients are recovering, with the number of recovered community cases rising to 1,217.