Six more COVID-19 deaths; total now tops 400

Jamaica recorded six additional COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, which takes to 405 the total number of people who have died from the disease.

The deceased are an 88 years old woman from St. Elizabeth, a 67 years old woman from St. Ann, a 63 years old male from St. James, an 81 years old man from Trelawny, a 73 years old man from the Corporate Area, and a 63 years old man from Trelawny, whose death was previously under investigation.

There were also 147 new cases of the highly infectious disease, with the Corporate Area (Kingston & St. Andrew) again leading with 36 cases.

Manchester redorded 22 cases and Trelawny, 18 while St. Elizabeth had 16, Clarendon and St. Thomas 11 each, and St. James, 10.

St. Catherine has seen a significant decline in cases, with only three recorded on Monday. St. Mary reported two and Hanover, one.

There was no new infection reported in Westmoreland and Portland.

There are 267 COVID-19 patients in hospital; 33 of them designated moderately ill and 18 critically ill.

There have been 21,826 cases confirmed in Jamaica since the first infection was announced on March 10 last year.

Of that number, 13,046 have recovered while 8,163 remain active cases.

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