Jamaica COVID-19 Cases Jump

Jamaica, in its latest report, has recorded 458 new COVID-19 cases and five virus-related deaths.

This report means that the country’s total number of cases since the outbreak has now been ratcheted up to 21,328 and the death toll to 396.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reports the latest victims as a 47-year-old female from St Elizabeth, a 68-year-old female from St Catherine; a 55-year-old female from St Catherine; a 64-year-old male from St Elizabeth, and an 87-year-old male from Trelawny.

The ministry said two of the deaths were previously classified as under investigation.

Meanwhile, the newly reported cases consist of 180 males and 278 females with ages ranging from one to 91.

The cases recorded include the following, Kingston and St Andrew (131), St James (50), St. Catherine (47), Clarendon (43), St Ann (40), Trelawny (29), Westmoreland (27), Manchester (25), St Thomas (18), Portland (17), Hanover (14), St Elizabeth (nine) and St Mary (eight).

Barbara Green, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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