Saturday 24 October, 2020

Four more COVID deaths, 90 new cases and 370 recoveries

The death toll from COVID-19 in Jamaica increased by four to 132 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The four newly classified coronavirus-related deaths are of a 76-year-old male from St Ann, an 81-year-old male from St Mary, a 59-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew and a 69-year-old male from St. Ann. One of the deaths was previously under investigation.

Jamaica also recorded 90 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases on record for the island to 7,363. Recoveries increased by 370, bringing total recoveries to 3,102.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 55 are females and 35 are males, with ages ranging from eight days to 89 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (24), St James (14), Clarendon (14), St Ann (10), St Catherine (seven), St Elizabeth (six), Hanover (six), Manchester (three), Portland (two), Westmoreland (two), Trelawny (one) and St Mary (one).

There are 23 moderately ill patients and 10 critically ill patients among the 4,030 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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