Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Five more COVID-19 deaths, 187 new cases

Jamaica has recorded five new COVID-19 deaths and 187 new cases of the virus within the last 24 hours.

A release from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, stated that the total number of deaths from the coronavirus now stand at 60.

Meanwhile, the 187 new cases consist of 87 males and 98 females, while two are under investigation. The ministry said two of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases while 185 are under investigation.

Health ministry said the age range for persons confirmed with the disease in the last 24 hours is from 6 days to 88 years old. The total confirmed cases across the island now stand at 4758.

Of the new cases, 99 are from Kingston and St Andrew, 20 are from St Catherine, 19 from St Elizabeth, 11 from Clarendon, ten are from St Ann, nine from Manchester, eight from St Thomas, five from Portland, and two each from Trelawny, St James and St Mary.

The ministry also reported that 63 patients have recovered from the virus.

 

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