Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Two more COVID deaths, 162 new cases in Jamaica

Jamaica recorded two more COVID-19-related deaths along with 162 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are a 76 year old male from Kingston and St Andrew; and a 73 year old male from St Catherine, the ministry posted on its website.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 44.

The 162 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours bring the total number cases on record for the island to 3,933. Recoveries increased by 12, bringing total recoveries to 1,161.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 91 are females and 70 are males, with ages ranging from two to 89 years; the sex classification of one case is under investigation. The cases were recorded in St Catherine (74), Kingston and St Andrew (51), Manchester (11), Portland (seven), St Thomas (six), Clarendon (five), St Ann (three), St James (two), St Elizabeth (two) and St Mary (one). 

Twenty-eight moderately ill patients and seven critically ill patients are among the 2,648 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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