88 New COVID Cases Recorded Locally

Jamaica recorded one additional COVID-19 related death and 88 new cases on Thursday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed.

The deceased is a 74-year-old female from Trelawny, increasing the island’s death toll from the coronavirus to 303.

Another two deaths involving COVID-19 patients on Thursday remain under investigation.

The total number of cases on record for the island now stands at 12,915.


Recoveries increased by 149, bringing total recoveries to 10,532.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 48 are males and 40 are females, with ages ranging from 33 days to 95 years. The cases were recorded in St Catherine (19), Kingston and St Andrew (19), Clarendon (11), St Ann (six), Trelawny (six), Westmoreland (five), St James (five), Manchester (five), St Thomas (four), St Elizabeth (four), Portland (three) and Hanover (one).

There are 10 moderately ill patients and eight critically ill patients among the 1,923 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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