Five More COVID-19 Deaths Locally

Jamaica recorded five new COVID-19 deaths and 187 new cases of the virus during the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the tally of deaths from the coronavirus is 60.

The 187 new cases are comprised of 87 males and 98 females, with  two currently under investigation.


The ministry said two of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases while 185 are under investigation.

The age range for persons confirmed with the disease during the last 24 hours is from 6 days to 88 years old.

The island wide tally of confirmed cases is now 4758.

Of the new cases, 99 are from Kingston and St Andrew, 20 are from St Catherine, 19 from St Elizabeth, 11 from Clarendon, ten are from St Ann, nine from Manchester, eight from St Thomas, five from Portland, and two each from Trelawny, St James and St Mary.

The ministry also reported that 63 patients have recovered from the virus.

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