Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Two COVID-19 deaths, 89 new cases in Jamaica

Jamaica recorded two COVID-19 related deaths and 89 new cases on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are an 84-year-old female from Westmoreland and a 35-year-old female from St Catherine whose death was previously under investigation. 

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 237.

The island also recorded one coincidental death of a COVID-19 patient, bringing that overall tally to 28.

The 89 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 10, 240. Recoveries increased by 49, bringing total recoveries to 5,481.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 48 are females and 41 are males, with ages ranging from 11 months to 81 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (27), St Catherine (19), St James (14), Trelawny (nine), Westmoreland (eight), St Elizabeth (four), St Thomas (three), St Ann (two), St Mary (one), Manchester (one), and Clarendon (one).

There are 24 moderately ill patients and 12 critically ill patients among the 4,381 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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