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Jamaica reports new record high 468 COVID cases in 24 hours

Published 16 February, 2021


Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source


New COVID-19 daily cases in Jamaica hit another record high Monday, with 468 reported across the island.

There were 1,503 samples tested during the day.

The 468 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 19,773.  There were also 49 recoveries, meaning 12,684 persons have now recovered from the virus in Jamaica.

There were no deaths attributed to the respiratory illness on Monday, meaning that the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica remains at 378. However, two deaths of COVID-19 patients during the day are under investigation.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 293 are females and 170 are males, with ages ranging from three months to 89 years. The gender involved in five of the cases are awaiting confirmation.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (172), St Catherine (75), Manchester (59), St James (29), Trelawny (25), St Mary (22), St Elizabeth (20), Clarendon (19), Westmoreland (12), St Ann (11), Hanover (10), Portland (eight) and St Thomas (six).

There are 49 moderately ill patients and 19 critically ill patients among the 6,513 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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