Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Six more COVID-19 deaths, 196 new cases

An additional six COVID-19 related deaths and 196 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The six newly classified coronavirus-related deaths are of a 46-year-old female from St James, a 66-year-old male from Kingston, a 73-year-old female from St Catherine, a 54-year-old female from Clarendon, a 68-year-old male from Manchester, and a 75-year-old female from St Catherine.

Three of the deaths were previously under investigation.

Jamaica also recorded 196 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of cases on record for the island to 7,559. Recoveries increased by 40, bringing total recoveries to 3,142.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 105 are females and 87 are males, with ages ranging from one-month to 96 years.

The cases were recorded in St Catherine (55), St James (36), Kingston and St Andrew (33), St Elizabeth (22), Clarendon (10), Hanover (10), St Ann (eight), Westmoreland (6), four each for St Thomas, St Mary and Trelawny, Manchester (three), and Portland (one). 

There are 27 moderately ill patients and 17 critically ill patients among the 4,179 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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