Six More COVID-19 Deaths Recorded Locally

Six more COVID-19 related deaths and 196 new cases were recorded across Jamaica on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed.

The six new deaths being attributed to COVID-19 are of a 46-year-old female from St James, a 66-year-old male from Kingston, a 73-year-old female from St Catherine, a 54-year-old female from Clarendon, a 68-year-old male from Manchester, and a 75-year-old female from St Catherine.

Three of the deaths were previously under investigation.


196 new COVID-19 cases were also recorded on Friday, increasing the island’s tally of cases 7,559.

Recoveries increased by 40, bringing total recoveries to 3,142.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 105 are females and 87 are males, with ages ranging from one-month to 96 years.

The cases were recorded in St Catherine (55), St James (36), Kingston and St Andrew (33), St Elizabeth (22), Clarendon (10), Hanover (10), St Ann (eight), Westmoreland (6), four each for St Thomas, St Mary and Trelawny, Manchester (three), and Portland (one). 

There are 27 moderately ill patients and 17 critically ill patients among the 4,179 active cases currently under observation in Jamaica.

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