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Jamaica records another COVID-19 death, tally rises to 1023

The Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) on Sunday reported another COVID-19 death, bringing the island’s death toll to 14.

The latest victim of the coronavirus is a 37 year old male from St. Catherine, his case is described as a local transmission that is not epidemiologically.

In addition, Jamaica recorded 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the case total for the island to 1,023.

The newly confirmed cases consist of 14 females and six (6) males with ages ranging from four months to 66 years.

Of the new cases, one is an imported case with an address in St Thomas. Nine are contacts of confirmed cases with two from St Mary and seven from St Thomas. Ten of the new cases are currently under investigation from St Thomas (9) and Kingston & St Andrew (1)

Recoveries remained at 745 (72.8% recovery rate), while the country is currently managing 206 (20.1%) active cases, including six moderately ill patients. There are no critically ill patients now and 58 cases (5.7%) have returned to their countries of origin.


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