Friday 4 December, 2020

Four deaths, 32 COVID-19 cases in Jamaica 

An additional four COVID-19 related deaths and 32 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 90-year-old male and a 38-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew addresses; a 75-year-old male from Trelawny; and a 62-year-old female of a St Mary address. 

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 186. 

Of note, one death of a COVID-19 patient is under investigation, bringing that tally to 26.

The 32 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 8,670. Recoveries increased by 53, bringing total recoveries to 4,209.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 18 are females and 14 are males, with ages ranging from one-day to 98 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (24), St Catherine (three), St Ann (two), and one case each for Manchester, St Elizabeth, and St Thomas. 

There are 19 moderately ill patients and nine critically ill patients among the 4,160 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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