Jamaica’s tally of recorded COVID-19 deaths increased by two on Thursday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed.
The two new deaths being attributed to the disease are of a 61-year-old male from St Ann and a 73-year-old male from St Mary. Another death is currently under investigation.
The most recent deaths bring the death toll from the coronavirus across the island to 162.
Jamaica also recorded 65 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing the total number of cases on record for the island to 8,132.
Recoveries increased by 172, bringing total recoveries to 3,653.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 35 are females and 29 are males, with the gender in one case awaiting confirmation. Ages range from two to 80 years. The cases were recorded in St Catherine (31), St James (12), Kingston and St Andrew (six), Westmoreland (six), Trelawny (four), Clarendon (two), St Ann (two), Hanover (one) and St Thomas (one).
There are 48 moderately ill patients and 16 critically ill patients among the 4,209 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.
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