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466 new COVID-19 cases recorded as five more die from the disease

Jamaica confirmed 466 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the country's total since the start of the pandemic to 23, 263.

There were also five more deaths, and among them, the oldest person was 67 years old and the youngest, 43. With their passing, the death toll is now 422.

The Corporate Area (Kingston & st. Andrew) was again the leading contributor to the infection numbers, with 195, followed by the adjoining parish of St. Catherine, 78.

At the western end of the island, St. James had the third hightest number of infections - 64.

The latest to die are a 54 year-old man from St. Elizabeth, a 58 year-old woman from Trelawny, a 43 year-old woman from St. Mary, a 49 year-old woman from the Corporate Area, and a 67 year-old woman, also from the Corporate Area.
 
Women also continue to outnumber men in infection figures with 260 confirmations on Saturday, significantly ahead of the 177 men confirmed.

 



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