Thursday 26 November, 2020

17-year-old among latest victims to die of COVID; 89 new cases

Jamaica recorded an additional two COVID-19 related deaths and 89 new cases on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 50-year-old female from St Catherine and a 17-year-old male from the same parish whose death was previously under investigation. The island also recorded one coincidental death of a COVID-19 patient and another death that is under investigation.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 227.

The 89 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 9,723. Recoveries increased by 125, bringing total recoveries to 5,168.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 45 are males and 44 are females, with ages ranging from four to 94 years. The cases were recorded in St James (31), Kingston and St Andrew (14), St Ann (14), St Catherine (six), St Mary (six), Trelawny (four), Manchester (four), Hanover (four), Westmoreland (three), Clarendon (one), Portland (one) and St Elizabeth (one).

There are 18 moderately ill patients and three critically ill patients among the 4,199 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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