Monday 28 September, 2020

Two more COVID-19 deaths locally; 74 more confirmed cases

The number of persons to have died from complications related to COVID-19 in Jamaica now stands at 40 following two deaths during the last 24 hours into Thursday afternoon.

The latest deceased are a 90-year-old man from the Corporate Area and a 34-year-old woman from St James. Both are said to have had comorbidities.

At the same time, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the island now stands at 3,511 following the confirmation of 74 additional cases during the same 24-hour period.

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, gave the latest COVID-19 data on Thursday evening during a digital press conference from his New Kingston office.

A breakdown of the 74 new cases shows that there are 40 females and 34 males, with ages ranging from four to 80 years.

A further breakdown of the cases shows that 29 are from Kingston and St Andrew; St Catherine has 12, Portland 11, Clarendon eight, Manchester five, St Ann four, Trelawny four and St Thomas one.

All 74 cases are under investigation.

The ministry said there are presently 26 moderately ill cases and eight persons deemed to be critically ill.

Of the total number of cases, 2,342 are classified as being active.

Within the same 24-hour period, there have been 32 more recoveries, pushing the total number of recoveries to 1,051.

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