Jamaica Records 2 More COVID-19 Deaths, 60 New Cases

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported the passing of two more persons due to COVID-19. The island also recorded 60 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The two latest COVID-19-related deaths are of an 80-year-old female with a history of uncontrolled hypertension and a 42-year-old male who was hypertensive, diabetic and obese.

Both deceased were from Kingston and St. Andrew and died while receiving treatment in hospital. They bring to 32 the number of COVID-19-related deaths.

  

Elderly persons and persons with chronic illnesses are at higher risk for severe illness and death. All members of the public must wear masks, wash or sanitise hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, clean used surfaces regularly, and stay home if they are ill, in order to protect the vulnerable population.

NEW CASES

The 60 new positives recorded in the last 24 hours bring to 3,024 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the island. Of the 60 new cases, 30 are females and 30 are males, with ages ranging from four (4) years to 78 years.

They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (34), Clarendon (6), St. Catherine (7), Manchester (7), Portland (2), St. Ann (1), St. Elizabeth (1), Trelawny (1), and St. Thomas (1).

Further, two of the new cases were local transmissions (not epidemiologically linked) while the other 58 are under investigation.

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