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809 new COVID cases, seven deaths

Published 15 March, 2021


Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source


Jamaica recorded seven more COVID-19 related deaths and 809 new cases on Sunday, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Three of the deceased – a 62-year-old and two 68-year-olds – are males from St Catherine. The others are a 79-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew; an 83-year-old female from St Ann; an 88-year-old female from St Mary; and a 96-year-old female from St James.

The fatalities bring the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 492. 

The 809 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded from 2,918 samples and bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 31,305.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 440 are females and 366 are males, with ages ranging from 42 days to 98 years. The cases were recorded in St Catherine (205), Kingston and St Andrew (150), St James (73), Clarendon (70), St Elizabeth (69), St Ann (64), Manchester (40), Portland (34), Hanover (27), Trelawny (27), St Thomas (26), St Mary (16) and Westmoreland (five).

There are 32 moderately ill patients and 35 critically ill patients among the 15,325 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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