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COVID-19 deaths in Jamaica surpass 200, case count nears 9,000

The latest numbers from the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) on Thursday (October 29) revealed that COVID-19 deaths in Jamaica had now surpassed 200.

According to the MOHW the country recorded 4 more COVID-19 related fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 202.

The majority of the newly reported COVID-19 fatalities have been recorded in persons under the age of 50.

The deceased are:
– a 45-year-old female of a St. James address;

– a 34-year-old male of a St. Elizabeth address;

– a 90-year-old male of a St. Elizabeth; and

– a 38-year-old female of a Westmoreland address. The death of the 38-year-old was previously under investigation.

Jamaica also recorded 76 new COVID-19 infections, breaking the almost week-long trend of the country reporting under 50 new cases per day.

The new infections bring the island’s case count to 8,927, with significant portion of new cases recorded in St Ann and St Catherine.

To date Jamaica has over 4,000 active cases with 109 people hospitalized.

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