Thursday 26 November, 2020

One death, 89 new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica

One additional COVID-19 related death and 89 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased is a 77-year-old male from Westmoreland. His death was previously under investigation. 

The latest fatality brings the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 206.

Of note, the island recorded another coincidental death which had been previously listed as being under investigation. 

Another death of a COVID-19 patient is now under investigation. 

The 89 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 9,094. Recoveries increased by 68 on Friday, bringing total recoveries to 4,510.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 47 are females and 38 are males, with ages ranging from 35-days to 93 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (25), St Catherine (25), St Ann (13), St James (11), three cases each for Clarendon, Hanover and Westmoreland, St Mary (two), St Thomas (two), Portland (one), and Trelawny (one).

There are 13 moderately ill patients and four critically ill patients among the 4,257 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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