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Jamaica’s COVID-19 death toll at 30; 3 deaths under investigation

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) on Friday (September 4) confirmed that the island had recorded another COVID-19 related death and 68 new cases of the virus.

The latest cases bring the island’s overall tally to 2,964; while the number of deaths is now 30.

The MOHW said the latest casualty of the virus is that of a 72-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew who also had a comorbidity, he was hypertensive.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 33 are females while 35 are males, with ages ranging from eight months to 76 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (30), Clarendon (15), St Catherine (eight), Manchester (six), St Ann (four), St Elizabeth (two), St James (one), Trelawny (one) and St Thomas (one).

The ministry said there are also three deaths of COVID-19 positive patients that are currently under investigation.

In addition, the ministry also reported another coincidental death in an individual positive for COVID-19.

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