The Ministry of Health & Wellness has confirmed two new COVID-19-related deaths. The deceased is an 80-year-old female, and a 12-year-old male, both from Manchester and had comorbidities.
The total number of deaths now stands at 38 (1.1%), while four more deaths in COVID-19 positive individuals are under investigation.
As at Wednesday (September 9), the country recorded 114 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
These bring the total cases on record for the island to 3,437. Recoveries also increased by 27, bringing total recoveries to 1,019 (29.6% recovery rate).
Of the newly confirmed cases, there are 66 females and 48 males, with ages ranging from four months to 93 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston & St. Andrew (47), Portland (14), Manchester (13), St. James (12), Clarendon (12), St. Catherine (10), St. Thomas (2), St. Ann (2) and Hanover (2). All 114 cases are under investigation.
Twenty-six (26) moderately ill patients and eight (8) critically ill patients are among the 2,302 (67%) active cases now under observation in Jamaica.
Seventy-one (71) of the cases recorded on the island have returned to their countries of origin. Some 26,028 persons of interest are quarantined at home while three remain in quarantine at government facilities.
Jamaica now has 459 imported cases; 685 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 243 local transmission cases are not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, and 1,814 are under investigation.
Some 1,892 (55%) all cases are females and 1,542 (45%) are males. The sex classification of three cases is being investigated. The ages of all confirmed cases range from 13 days to 97 years.
Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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