Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Six more COVID deaths, 74 new cases recorded in Jamaica

An additional six COVID-19 related deaths and 74 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 59-year-old female from St Catherine, a 77-year-old male from St Elizabeth, a 59-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew and a 70-year-old male who was also from Kingston and St Andrew. Two of the deaths recorded Tuesday were previously classified as being under investigation - that of a 52-year-old-male and a 54-year-old female, both from St Catherine. In the meantime, the death of a 28-year-old with COVID-19 has been classified as coincidental.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 107.

The 74 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number cases on record for the island to 6,482. Recoveries increased by 97, bringing total recoveries to 1,867.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 43 are females and 30 are males, with the sex of one person not yet classified. Ages range from two months to 87 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (34), St James (30), St Catherine (eight), St Ann (one) and St Mary (one).

Twenty-seven moderately ill patients and 13 critically ill patients are among the 4,419 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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