COVID-19 death toll now at 42 with 2 more passing; 148 new cases
The Ministry of Health has announced two additional COVID-19-related deaths locally within a 24-hour period ending Saturday afternoon.
The total number of deaths officially attributed to the virus is 42.
Additionally, the ministry advised of 148 new cases of the virus over the same 24-hour period, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases nationally t0 3,771.
One of the new cases has been listed as imported, while the remaining 147 are under investigation.
The new cases involved 77 females, 64 males and seven cases in which the sex classifications are under investigation.
The ages of the new cases rage from one to 77 years.
Kingston and St Andrew and St Catherine lead the way by far among the new cases, with 79 and 33 cases, respectively, followed by Manchester with 15 and St Mary accounting for 10.
Over the 24-hour period, a total of 632 new sample tests were done, the ministry reported.
And recoveries also increased over the period, with 77 new cases being recorded.
The ministry also reported that of 96 persons now hospitalised for the virus, 28 are moderately ill, while five are classified as being critically ill.