Five more COVID-19 deaths, 155 new cases
An additional five COVID-19 related deaths and 155 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
The deceased are a 61-year-old male and a 39-year-old male from St James; a 61-year-old male from Portland; and a 67-year-old male and a 52-year-old male from St Mary. Two of the cases were previously under investigation.
The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 179.
The 155 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 8,600. There were 79 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recoveries on record to 4,095.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 79 are males and 76 are females, with ages ranging from six months to 93 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (63), St James (27), St Ann (19), St Catherine (19), Manchester (eight), Hanover (eight), Trelawny (three), Portland (three), Westmoreland (two), Clarendon (one), St Elizabeth (one) and St Mary (one).
There are 19 moderately ill patients and eight critically ill patients among the 4,214 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.