Seven more COVID-19 deaths; 239 new infections confirmed

Seven more COVID-19 related deaths were confirmed in Jamaica on Monday, bringing the country's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 432.

Four of the deceased are from the Corporate Area: an 84 year-old man, a 75 year-old man, a 78 year-old woman, and a 16 year old girl.

The dead also include an 83 year-old man from Manchester, a 72-year-old woman from Westmoreland, and a 61-year-old man from Trelawny.

Two of the deaths were previously classified as under investigation.

There were also 239 new infections, bringing total infections to 23,838 since the first case was confirmed in Jamaica on March 10 last year. 

There are now 9,558 active cases, while 13,625 have recovered.

Among the new infections, the north coast parish of St. Ann recorded 67 and the Corporate Area, 61.

Portland and Clarendon came next with 20 cases each, followed by St. Catherine with 19. 

St. James reported 18 new infections and Manchester, 13.

All other parishes reported single-digit increases, except for Westmoreland, which had no new case.

There are 260 COVID-19 patients in hospital. Twenty-five of them are critically ill while 27 are deemed moderately sick. 


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