First COVID-19 Death In Jamaica

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has claimed its first life in Jamaica.

The announcement was made at a press conference on Thursday evening by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan.

“The patient tested positive today and died today,” Bryan said.

The 79-year-old man, died at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.

Jamaica’s tally of COVID-19 infections has also increased 15.

Globally, at least 212,000 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, and at least 8,700 people have died.

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