Jamaica’s death toll due to COVID-19 now stands at 51.
The disease has claimed the lives of an additional 5 persons based on the country’s latest COVID-19 update.
The deaths include an 81-year-old woman from Kingston who had congestive cardiac failure, diabetes, and hypertension, a 71-year-old St. Catherine woman who had diabetes and hypertension and a 69-year-old Kingston man.
The other two cases are a 76-year-old woman who resided in St. Catherine and had a history of hypertension and diabetes and a 46-year-old Westmoreland woman who was terminally ill.
The Ministry of Health said four other deaths are being investigated.
At the same time, the ministry reported 210 cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica on Wednesday.
This pushed the country’s case count to 4,374.
Cases were recorded in all 14 parishes.
The Health Ministry says 111 persons are in hospital with 22 of them being moderately ill.
Eight persons are critically ill.
Recoveries are now at 1,225.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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