Thursday 26 November, 2020

Two more COVID deaths, 65 new cases in Jamaica

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

The deceased are a 61-year-old male from St Ann and a 73-year-old male from St Mary.. One other death is under investigation.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 162.

Jamaica also recorded 65 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases on record for the island to 8,132. Recoveries increased by 172, bringing total recoveries to 3,653.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 35 are females and 29 are males, with the gender in one case awaiting confirmation. Ages range from two to 80 years. The cases were recorded in St Catherine (31), St James (12), Kingston and St Andrew (six), Westmoreland (six), Trelawny (four), Clarendon (two), St Ann (two), Hanover (one) and St Thomas (one). 

There are 48 moderately ill patients and 16 critically ill patients among the 4,209 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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