Two more covid-19 deaths; 89 new infections

Two more patients have been confirmed dead from COVID-19 in Jamaica, bringing the total so far to 237.

They are a 35-year-old woman from St. Catherine and an 84-year-old woman from Westmoreland.

The death of the St Catherine resident was previously under investigation.

The number of infections has increased to 10,240 after 89 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Those newly infected range in age from 11 months to 81 years.

The Corporate Area (Kingston & St. Andrew) recorded the highest number of cases, with 27, followed by St Catherine,19 and St James, 14.

There were nine in Trelawny, eight in Westmoreland, four in St. Elizabeth, three in St. Thomas, and two in St. Ann.

Three parishes – Manchester, Clarendon, and St. Mary, had one new infection each.

Portland was the only parish not to record a new case during the 24 hours under review.

Jamaica’s first known case of the coronavirus was announced on March 10.

Meanwhile,49 more people have recovered from the respiratory illness, increasing that count to 5,481, while 4,381 remain active.

Since Thursday, hospitalizations have declined to 81, with 24 patients moderately ill and 12 critical.


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