Saturday 31 October, 2020

Jamaica records 155 new COVID cases as death toll rises by 3

An additional three COVID-19 related deaths and 155 new cases have been recorded across Jamaica in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 69 year old male of a St Catherine address; a 56 year old female of a Portland address, who had comorbidities; and a 52 year old female of a St Ann address who also had comorbidities. 

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 70.

The 155 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 5,143. Recoveries increased by 57, bringing total recoveries to 1,407.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 83 are females and 70 are males, with the sex classification of two persons not yet confirmed; ages range from two to 93 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (59), St James (35), Westmoreland (11), St Catherine (nine), Portland (nine), St Elizabeth (eight), St Mary (eight), St Ann (seven), Manchester (five), Hanover (two) and one each for Clarendon and St Thomas.

Twenty-nine moderately ill patients and seven critically ill patients are among the 3,583 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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