Thursday 22 October, 2020

Four more COVID-19 deaths, 197 new cases

An additional four COVID-19 related deaths and 197 new cases have been recorded across Jamaica in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are an 80 year old male of a Kingston and St Andrew address; an 83 year old female of a St Mary address; an 81 year old female of a Kingston and St Andrew address and a 67 year old female of a Clarendon address. One of the cases was previously under investigation, the ministry said.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 55.

The 197 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours bring the total number cases on record for the island to 4,571. Recoveries increased by 39, bringing total recoveries to 1,264.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 107 are females and 88 are males, with ages ranging from 2.5 months to 86 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (102), St Catherine (35), St Ann (11), St James (10), Clarendon (10), Portland (six), Trelawny (five), Manchester (five), St Thomas (four), Hanover (four) and Westmoreland (two). 

Twenty-three moderately ill patients and nine critically ill patients are among the 3,169 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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