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JAMAICA hits record of 723 COVID-19 cases over 24 hrs

  • Written by wiredja.com news team
  • Published in Health
KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 7, 2021 - As the community spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to take hold in Jamaica, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reported an unprecedented 723 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, an almost 200 increase over the previous day's record of 527.

There were also seven additional confirmed deaths from the disease, taking the total to 453. The addition of this record number of cases over the last 24 hours brings the overall number of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 26,026. 

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporate Area had by far the largest number of new infections, with 265. The adjoining parish of St. Catherine saw an increase of 141 cases. Of the new infections, 409 are men, 290 are women and 24 cases are under investigation.

In the meantime, there were 142 more recoveries, increasing the total to 14,301.

Some 271 persons are in hospital with 31 being moderately ill and 31 critically ill.

Four persons are in government quarantine, while 19,187 are at home.

Last modified onMonday, 08 March 2021 18:03
  • Countries: Jamaica