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COVID-19 death toll rises, Jamaica’s total cases near 3,000

In a near midnight release on Wednesday (September 2) the Ministry of Health and Wellness said that Jamaica had recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths.

This brings Jamaica’s COVID-19 death toll to 27.

This is in addition to 132 new COVID-19 cases which brings the country’s tally to 2,822.

The deceased have been identified as  a 82 year old male from Clarendon; a 75 year old female from St. Catherine and a 65 year old male from Kingston & St. Andrew.

The  ministry said all of the recent casualties had comorbidities, namely diabetes and hypertension.

According to the ministry, the country is now managing 1,822 (64.6%) active cases across the island, including 11moderately ill patients and seven critically ill patients.

Of the newly confirmed cases, there are 71 females and 68 males, with ages ranging from 1year to 97 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston & St. Andrew (44), St. Catherine (44), St. Thomas (19), Manchester (13), St. Ann (6), St. Mary (4), Portland (4), St. James (3), Trelawny (1) and Clarendon (1).

132 cases are under investigation,  while seven  are contacts of confirmed cases.

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