A 12-year-old boy is one of the latest COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the island’s death toll to 38.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) on Wednesday (September 9) confirmed that the island had recorded two new COVID-19-related deaths.
The deceased are an 80 year old female and a 12 year old male, who both had comorbidities and are both
An additional four more deaths in COVID-19 positive individuals are under investigation.
In the last 24 hours, the MOHW said that the country recorded 114 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
These bring the total cases on record for the island to 3,437.
Recoveries also increased by 27, bringing total recoveries to 1,019 (29.6% recovery rate).
Of the newly confirmed cases, there are 66 females and 48 males, with ages ranging from four months to 93 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston & St. Andrew (47), Portland (14), Manchester (13), St. James (12), Clarendon (12), St. Catherine (10), St. Thomas (2), St. Ann (2) and Hanover (2). All 114 cases are under investigation.
Twenty-six (26) moderately ill patients and eight (8) critically ill patients are among the 2,302 (67%) active cases now under observation in Jamaica.
Seventy-one (71) of the cases recorded on the island have returned to their countries of origin. Some 26,028 persons of interest are quarantined at home while three remain in quarantine at government facilities.