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Jamaica’s COVID-19 tally nears 900, two deaths recorded

Jamaica recorded eleven new cases of the coronavirus  bringing the island’s total number of cases to 894.

The country also recorded  two new COVID-19-related deaths among the cases; the total number of COVID-19-related deaths is now 12 .

One of the decease is a 64 year old male from Clarendon and the other is a 73 year old female from St. Thomas.

The newly confirmed cases include seven females and four males with ages ranging from 13 to 73 years. Two of the new cases were imported, having arrived recently on flights from the USA and Dominica Republic; two are contacts of confirmed cases and seven are currently under investigation. The new cases were recorded in St. Catherine (2), Clarendon (3), St. James (1), St. Ann (1) St. Mary (1), St. Thomas (2) and Kingston & St. Andrew (1).

Jamaica now has 90 (10.1%) active cases under observation with two moderately ill patients. There are no critically ill cases at this time. Recoveries remain at 743 (83.1%), while 49 (5.5%) cases have been repatriated to their countries of origin.


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