Jamaica recorded five new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, increasing the island’s tally of deaths to 51.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness says the five new deaths include an 81-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew who had congestive cardiac failure, diabetes and hypertension; a 71-year-old woman from St Catherine, who had a history of diabetes and hypertension; and a 69-year-old man from Kingston & St Andrew.
According to the ministry, two deaths that were previously placed under investigation have since been confirmed as COVID-19 related.
Those deaths are of a 76-year-old woman from St Catherine, who had a history of hypertension and diabetes, and a 46-year-old woman from Westmoreland, who had a terminal illness.
Jamaica also recorded 210 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,374, of which 3,016 are active.
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