Thursday 26 November, 2020

Three more COVID deaths, 78 new cases in Jamaica

An additional three COVID-19 related deaths and 78 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are an 86-year-old female from Clarendon, an 83-year-old female from St Catherine and a 41-year-old female from St James. The death of the 86-year-old was previously under investigation.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 205.

The 78 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 9,005. Recoveries increased by 13 on Thursday, bringing total recoveries to 4,442.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 43 are males and 35 are females, with ages ranging from five to 89 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (29), Westmoreland (14), St James (13), St Mary (11), Clarendon (three), St Catherine (three), St Ann (two), Manchester (one), Trelawny (one) and Portland (one).

There are 14 moderately ill patients and three critically ill patients among the 4,237 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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