Jamaica Continues To See New COVID-19 Cases And Deaths

Jamaica records two more COVID-19 deaths, 74 new cases according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The two latest COVID-19-related deaths are of an 81-year-old female from St. Ann and a 35-year-old male from Manchester. Both deceased had comorbidities, namely diabetes, and hypertension.

There are now 29 COVID-19-related deaths in Jamaica.

The island has also recorded one additional case of a coincidental death of a person confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.

The 74 new positives recorded in the last 24 hours bring to 2,896 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of that 74 newly confirmed cases, 36 are females and 38 are males, with ages ranging from 12 to 76 years.

They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (25), St. Catherine (14), St. Thomas (5), Manchester (6), St. Ann (1), St. James (1), St. Elizabeth (21) and Westmoreland (1).

All of the new cases are under investigation.

At this time, there are 459 imported cases; 659 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 242 local transmissions (not epidemiologically linked); and 1,300 under investigation.

Some 1,587 (55%) of the total confirmed cases are females and 1,307 (45%) are males, with ages ranging from 13 days to 97 years. The sex of two of the cases is under investigation.

There are currently 1,873 (64.7%) active cases being monitored, including seven (7) critically ill persons and 11 who are moderately ill.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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