Jamaica has 673 new COVID cases, 14 deaths

Jamaica’s virus numbers climbed by 673 yesterday as the country recorded the death of 14 more patients — nine confirmed as COVID-related and five under investigation.

This pushes the island’s confirmed cases to 35,338 and the confirmed death toll to 533.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the newly confirmed deaths include a 72-year-old male, an 82-year-old female, a 61-year-old male, an 81-year-old male, a 75-year-old female and a 31-year-old male, all from Kingston and St Andrew.

A 90-year-old female from St Thomas, a 69-year-old male from St James and a 62-year-old female from Trelawny are also among the latest deaths.

Meanwhile, the ministry said the new cases consist of 383 females and 290 males with ages ranging from 10 days to 108 years — the oldest person to have contracted the virus.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (176), St Catherine (126), St Elizabeth (56), St James (54), Clarendon (50), Manchester (45), Portland (38), St Ann (33), Trelawny (30), St Mary (22), Westmoreland (16), St Thomas (14), and Hanover (13).

The country also recorded 191 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 16,130.