1 New COVID-19 Death Recorded Locally

Jamaica recorded 159 new cases of COVID-19 and one new coronavirus disease related death during the past 24 hours.

This increases the island’s tally of confirmed cases to 7,718, of which 4,314 are active.

Jamaica’s death toll now stands at 139 following the death of a 66-year-old man from St Elizabeth.


Of the most recent cases, there were 71 males and 86 females, with ages ranging from three to 86 years.

The genders of two of the cases remain under investigation.

Thirty-three of the new cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew, 35 in St James, 19 in St Elizabeth, 16 in Manchester, 13 in St Catherine, nine in St Ann and eight in Trelawny.

Hanover, Clarendon and Portland recorded six cases each, St Mary recorded four, Westmoreland three, and St Thomas one.

Jamaica also recorded 20 recoveries increasing the tally of recovered cases to 3,162.

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