Saturday 28 November, 2020

Three more COVID deaths, 38 new cases in Jamaica

The death toll from COVID-19 in Jamaica increased by three on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 77-year-old male and an 88-year-old male, both from St James; and a 91-year-old female from St Ann.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 182.

Jamaica on Thursday also recorded 38 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases on record for the island to 8,638. Recoveries increased by 61, bringing total recoveries to 4,156.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 30 are females and seven are males, with the gender classification in one case awaiting confirmation. Ages range from nine to 85 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (24), St Catherine (five), Trelawny (five) and Clarendon (one). The parish classification of three of the cases is unknown.

There are 19 moderately ill patients and eight critically ill patients among the 4,186 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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