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Jamaica’s COVID-19 death toll rises ahead of election day

Three elderly individuals are the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic bringing the island’s death toll to 24.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) made the announcement on Tuesday (September 1) further noting that the country had recorded another spike in COVID-19 cases with 224 new infections recorded.

The deceased are a 88-year-old Clarendon man; who died on August 28, a 73- year-old man also from Clarendon; who died on August 30, and a 79-year-old St Elizabeth man who died yesterday.

According to the ministry, all three persons had underlying conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, alcoholism and diabetes.

The latest spike in cases brings Jamaica’s tally to 2683, with the majority of cases, 219, under investigation while just five of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases.

In reacting to the latest spike some Jamaicans have expressed concerns about heading to the polls on Thursday.

One woman told The Den that while she has been following COVID-19 protocols strictly she is concerned about the possible crowds on election day.

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