Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Six more COVID deaths, 63 new cases in Jamaica

An additional six COVID-19 related deaths and 63 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are an 83-year-old female, a 71-year-old female and a 52-year-old male from St Catherine addresses; a 58-year-old male from Westmoreland; a 95-year-old male from Clarendon; and an 87-year-old male of a Kingston and St Andrew address.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 168. 

Of note, a 74-year-old male COVID-19 patient of a Manchester address died post-surgery from a condition unrelated to the respiratory illness. His death has been classified as a coincidental death. 

The 63 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 8,195. The total recoveries remained at 3,653 as no new recoveries were recorded on Friday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 37 are females and 24 are males, with ages ranging from three months to 85 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (24), St James (13), Clarendon (five), Hanover (five), Westmoreland (five), St Ann (four), Manchester (two), and one case each for St Elizabeth, St Mary, and Trelawny. 

There are 38 moderately ill patients and nine critically ill patients among the 4,265 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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