Sunday 25 October, 2020

Five more COVID-19 deaths, 127 new cases

The death toll from COVID-19 in Jamaica increased by five in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 61-year-old female, a 54-year-old female, and an 82-year old male from Kingston and St Andrew; a 52-year-old female with a St Catherine address and a 93-year-old male from St Mary.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 75.

Jamaica also recorded 127 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases on record for the island to 5,270. Recoveries increased by 37, bringing total recoveries to 1,444.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 67 are males and 60 are females, with ages ranging from eight to 86 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (59), St James (18), St Catherine (13), Westmoreland (six), Portland (seven), Clarendon (five), St Thomas (four), St Mary (four), St Ann (four), Manchester (four), St Elizabeth (two), and Trelawny (one).

Sixteen moderately ill patients and 10 critically ill patients are among the 3,668 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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