Monday 26 October, 2020

Seven more COVID-19 deaths locally within 24 hours; 230 new cases

The Ministry of Health has announced seven more COVID-19-related deaths locally within a 24-hour period ending Saturday afternoon, bringing the total confirmed COVID-19 death toll nationally to 67.

The seven new COVID-19-related deaths are:

  1. A 56-year-old male of a St Mary address.
  2. A 69-year-old male of a Corporate Area address.
  3. A 37-year-old male of a St James address.
  4. An 82-year-old male of a St James address.
  5. A 69-year-old male of a Corporate Area address.
  6. A 73-year-old male of a St Mary address.
  7. An 80-year-old male of a Manchester address.

All the deceased are said to have had at least one pre-existing ailment.

Additionally, the ministry advised of 230 new cases of the virus over the same 24-hour period, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases nationally t0 4,988.

The new cases include 115 males, and 112 females, with the sex still to be classified in relation to three cases.

The ages among the new cases range from one day to 104 years.

Kingston and St Andrew with 116 of the cases, and St Catherine with 34, lead the way among the parishes accounting for the new cases.

Over the 24-hour period, a total of 634 samples were tested, the ministry reported.

And recoveries also increased over the period, with 23 new recoveries being recorded.

The ministry also reported that of 103 persons now hospitalised for the virus, 29 are moderately ill, while eight are classified as being critically ill.

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