Sunday 29 November, 2020

Eight deaths, 131 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica

Jamaica recorded eight COVID-19 related deaths and 131 new cases on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 92-year-old female, a 52-year-old female, a 60-year-old female, a 72-year-old male, a 58-year-old male and a 44-year-old male, all from Kingston and St Andrew addresses. 

The other deceased are a 48-year-old male of a Manchester address and a 22-year-old male of a St Catherine address.

Seven of the eight deceased also suffered from comorbidities, the Health and Wellness Ministry revealed. 

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 88.

The 131 new confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 5,854. Recoveries increased by 128, bringing total recoveries to 1,624.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 80 are males and 51 are females, with ages ranging from three years to 95 years. 

The cases were recorded in St Catherine (46), Kingston and St Andrew (34), St Elizabeth (10), Clarendon (eight), Manchester (seven), Trelawny (seven), St James (six), Westmoreland (five), Portland (three), two each for St Mary and St Thomas, and St Ann (one).

There were no cases recorded in Hanover. 

Twenty-five moderately ill patients and six critically ill patients are among the 4,058 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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