Saturday 24 October, 2020

Jamaica records four more COVID-19 deaths, 153 new cases

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

The deceased are a 73 year old female from Trelawny, a 92 year old male from Clarendon, and a 57 year old male and a 95 year old male from Kingston and St Andrew. Three other deaths are under investigation.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 93.

Jamaica also recorded 153 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases on record for the island to 6,170. Recoveries increased by 35, bringing total recoveries to 1,741.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 83 are females and 70 are males, with ages ranging from one month to 96 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (53), St Catherine (32), St James (25), Westmoreland (11), St Ann (eight), Clarendon (six), St Mary (six), Portland (five), Hanover (two), St Thomas (two), Manchester (one) and Trelawny (one). The parish classification of one of the cases was said to be "unknown".

Twenty-six moderately ill patients and 10 critically ill patients are among the 4,250 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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