Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Jamaica's COVID death toll inches closer to 200

The death toll from COVID-19 in Jamaica increased by two on Tuesday to 198 overall, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The latest fatalities are of a 75-year-old male from St James and a 73-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew. One other death on Tuesday is under investigation.

Jamaica also recorded 64 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases on record for the island to 8,851. Recoveries increased by 32, bringing total recoveries to 4,379.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 36 are females and 25 are males, with the gender in three cases awaiting confirmation. Ages range from four to 85 years. The cases were recorded in St James (22), Kingston and St Andrew (15), Westmoreland (five), Trelawny (five), Hanover (four), Clarendon (three), St Catherine (three), Portland (two), Manchester (one), St Ann (one), St Elizabeth (one) and St Mary (one), while the parish classification for one case is unknown.

There are 15 moderately ill patients and three critically ill patients among the 4,155 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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