Thursday 29 October, 2020

Three more COVID-19 deaths recorded; 79 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced the recording of three more COVID-19-related deaths locally within a 24-hour period ending Saturday afternoon, bringing the confirmed COVID-19 death toll nationally to 171.

The new COVID-19-related deaths are:

  • A 76-year-old male of a St James address
  • A 70-year-old female of a Manchester address
  • An 81-year-old male of a St Ann address.

Additionally, the ministry has advised of 78 new cases of the virus over the same 24-hour period, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases nationally to 8,274.

The new cases include 62 females and 17 males.

The ages among the new cases range from three to 72 years.

Kingston and St Andrew dominated the new cases, accounting for 57 of them.

Over the 24-hour period, a total of 362 samples were tested, the ministry reported.

And recoveries also increased significantly, with 206 cases being recorded.

The ministry also reported that of 176 persons now hospitalised for the virus, 17 are classified as being moderately ill, while 15 are classified as being critically ill.

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