343 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded Locally

Jamaica recorded  343 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

This represents the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded over a 24-hour period in Jamaica.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 have increased the total number of cases on record for the island to 20,924.

No deaths were linked to the respiratory illness on Friday, hence the tally of deaths attributed to the coronavirus remains at 391.


There were 55 new recoveries recorded on the day, bringing total recoveries to 12,883.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 168 are males and 167 are males, with the six of eight individuals under investigation.

They range in age from 16 days to 89 years.

The cases were recorded in St Catherine (77), Kingston and St Andrew (52), St Ann (35), Manchester (34), St James (29), St Elizabeth (27), Trelawny (25), Hanover (15), St Mary (13), St Thomas (12), Portland (11), Clarendon (10), and Westmoreland (three).

There are 28 moderately ill patients and 20 critically ill patients among the 7,442 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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