Six New COVID-19 Deaths Recorded Locally

Six more COVID-19 related deaths and 63 new cases were recorded across the island on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed.

The most recent deaths include: an 83-year-old female, a 71-year-old female and a 52-year-old male from St Catherine addresses; a 58-year-old male from Westmoreland; a 95-year-old male from Clarendon; and an 87-year-old male of a Kingston and St Andrew address.

Jamaica’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 168.

The 63 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased the tally of cases on record for the island to 8,195.


The total recoveries remained at 3,653 as no new recoveries were recorded on Friday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 37 are females and 24 are males, with ages ranging from three months to 85 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (24), St James (13), Clarendon (five), Hanover (five), Westmoreland (five), St Ann (four), Manchester (two), and one case each for St Elizabeth, St Mary, and Trelawny.

There are 38 moderately ill patients and nine critically ill patients among the 4,265 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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