Jamaica Continues To See Increase Covid-19 Death Count

Jamaica’s death toll from Covid-19 increased by 22 the close of the week to 2,175.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness reported that the deaths occurred during the period August 30 to October 21.

The youngest person was an 18-year-old girl from St Ann, while the eldest was a 93-year-old man from St James.

Six of the deaths occurred in St James, while Hanover, Westmoreland, Manchester, St Elizabeth, Kingston, and St Andrew, St Catherine, Portland, and St Ann recorded two deaths each.

Another 189 cases of the virus were confirmed on Friday, from 1,159 samples, that’s a positivity rate of 15.8 percent.

Total cases since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica now number 88,159.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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