The Ministry of health and Wellness has confirmed the passing of three additional persons due to COVID-19. There have also been 224 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
The deceased are an 88-year-old male from Clarendon who died on August 28; a 73-year-old male, also from Clarendon, who died on August 30; and a 79-year-old male from St. Elizabeth who died on September 1.
All three persons had underlying conditions, notably Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, alcoholism, and diabetes. They bring to 24 the total number of COVID-19- related deaths on the island.
The 224 new positives bring to 2,683 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the island. Of the 224 newly confirmed positives, 119 are females and 95 are males. The sex classification of 10 of the new cases is under investigation.
They range in age from two (2) years to 87 years and have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (81), St. Catherine (51), Clarendon (17), St. Thomas (15), St. Mary (4), Portland (28), Trelawny (4), St. James (12), Manchester (5), Westmoreland (1), and Hanover (6). Five (5) of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases and 219 are under investigation.
At this time, there are 456 imported cases; 650 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 cases related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 242 that are local transmissions (not epidemiologically linked), and 1,099 are under investigation.
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