Tag: death


COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down In Jamaica

Two more people have died in Jamaica from COVID-19, increasing the death toll to 2,919. The deceased is a 67-year-old woman from St. James and a 71-year-old man from Clarendon. Fifteen COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Tuesday from 1,800 samples. This resulted in a positivity rate of 2.3 percent. COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined to 14. One of the patients is […]


Global COVID-19 Deaths Rise To More Than 5 Million

According to Data from Johns Hopkins University more than five million people are said to have died of COVID-19 worldwide, 19 months since the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. Although experts said the death rate could be much higher than reported the vaccines have slowed the death rate. However, health officials have warned that cases and deaths in some places […]


No Let Up In COVID-19 Cases In Jamaica

Jamaica recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases at the end of the week, bringing the overall infection total to 86,126. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported that the new cases comprise 118 females and 103 males with ages ranging from 62 days to 96 years. The cases were recorded in Clarendon (18), Hanover (10), Kingston and St Andrew (70), Manchester […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Count Continues Upward Trend

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported 26 new deaths associated with COVID-19. This brings overall deaths since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica to 1,619. There were also 687 new confirmed cases on Saturday, pushing the overall tally to 71,344. St. Elizabeth accounted for the highest number of deaths in the new report, with nine. Westmoreland and […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now 778

Eight more COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in Jamaica. The death toll is now 778. The victims comprise five residents of Kingston and St. Andrew and three from Westmoreland. The Ministry of Health says the deaths occurred between February 23 and April 27. Jamaica also confirmed 164 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday from 729 samples. The overall case count […]


U.S. — No Letup In COVID-19 Cases

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 12,917,200 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 262,800 have died, according to a New York Times database. Case numbers are spiking across most of the United States, leading to dire warnings about full hospitals, exhausted health care workers, and expanding lockdowns. Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor […]


Young and Old Latest Death From COVID-19 In Jamaica

According to recent reports, a 17-year-old boy and a 50-year-old woman, who both lived in St. Catherine, are the latest persons to die from COVID-19 in Jamaica. The country’s death toll from the virus has now grown to 227. The Health Ministry is said to be investigating another death. To date, Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 9,723. Eighty-nine new […]


WHO Head Warns — Hoarding Vaccines Will Deepen The Pandemic

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus has warned nations that hoarding possible COVID-19 vaccines while excluding others will deepen the pandemic. Dr. Tedros in his address impressed on countries the importance of joining a global vaccine pact. The WHO has an August 31 deadline for wealthier nations to join the “COVAX Global Vaccines Facility” for sharing vaccine hopefuls […]


Brazil COVID-19 Death Count Rises To Over 60,000

According to the Brazil Ministry of Health, the death count in the country has risen above 60,000 due to the coronavirus. The Ministry cited, a recent wave of contamination in southern and midwestern areas of the country. A total of 1,038 additional deaths were registered in the past 24 hours, taking the overall number of fatalities to 60,632, the ministry […]