Saturday 24 October, 2020

Five more COVID-19 deaths, 79 new cases

An additional five COVID-19 related deaths and 79 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 53-year-old female and a 58-year-old female from Westmoreland; a 75-year-old male and a 72-year-old male from St Catherine; and a 65-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew. Four of the deaths recorded Tuesday were previously reported as being under investigation.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 151.

The 79 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number cases on record for the island to 7,989. Recoveries increased by 128, bringing total recoveries to 3,431.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 50 are females and 29 are males, with ages ranging from six to 96 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (28), Manchester (19), St Catherine (12), St Ann (eight), Westmoreland (five), St Mary (two), Clarendon (two), Hanover (one), St James (one) and Trelawny (one).

There are 32 moderately ill patients and 22 critically ill patients among the 4,304 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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