Tag: death


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 […]


WHO Sounds The Alarm On COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has entered a “new and dangerous phase” as daily Covid-19 cases hit record highs, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned recently. “The pandemic is accelerating. More than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported [on Thursday], the most in a single day so far,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference. Almost half of […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

There are now 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.  A recent update from the National Influenza Centre showed that of the nine pending results, seven samples tested negative, while two were positive for COVID-19. The two new cases are: a 48-year-old female from St. Elizabeth with a travel history from Boston/Atlanta, USA, who arrived on the island on March […]


Hurricane Dorian Leaves Death And Destruction In The Bahamas

The government has warned that the death toll from Hurricane Dorian will be staggering as the authorities reported that hundreds of residents remain missing. “The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering,” Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands told reporters. “Make no bones about it, the numbers will be far higher,” he said. […]


Increasing Trend In Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Deaths

Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal form of dementia, is a public health problem. According to cdc.gov, Alzheimer’s disease-related deaths have increased over the past 16 years in every race, sex, and ethnicity category, and will most likely continue to increase as the population continues to age. The agency also reported that more persons with Alzheimer’s disease are dying at home, and […]