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JAMAICA | In excess of 100 persons have died in Jamaica as a result of COVID-19

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 29, 2020 – As the Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to battle  the Coronavirus pandemic which has now reached community spread in  the island, In excess of one hundred persons have now died in Jamaica as a result of the COVID-19 cirus.

Over the past 24 hours, there were eight (8) newly categorised COVID-19-related deaths increasing the tally to 101. Another case was listed as a coincidental death, while two other fatalities are under investigation.

The deceased are:

  1. An 82-year-old female from St. Ann.
  2. A 96-year-old male from St. Catherine.
  3. A 78-year-old male from St. Catherine.
  4. A 78-year-old male from Clarendon.
  5. A 65-year-old male from St. Catherine.
  6. A 65-year-old male from St. Catherine.
  7. A 59-year-old male from St. Catherine.
  8. A 28-year-old female from St. Catherine.

Meanwhile, there were 238 new COVID-19 cases with ages ranging from 24 days to 96 years, increasing the total to 6,408 with 4,451 of them active.

Of the new cases, 91 are males and 147 are females. Some 137 persons are in hospital with 26 being moderately ill and 12 critically ill. Eleven persons are in government quarantine with 21,041 at home.

In the meantime, there were 29 more recoveries, increasing the total to 1,770.

Internationally, the global coronavirus death toll surpassed a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a bleak statistic in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and turned daily life upside down.

The number of COVID-19 deaths this year is now double the number of people who die annually from malaria – and the death rate has increased in recent weeks as infections surge in several countries.

“Our world has reached an agonizing milestone,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

“It’s a mind-numbing figure. Yet we must never lose sight of each and every individual life. They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues.”

It took just three months for COVID-19 deaths to double from half a million, an accelerating rate of fatalities since the first death was recorded in China in early January.

More than 5,400 people are dying around the world every 24 hours, according to Reuters calculations based on September averages, overwhelming funeral businesses and cemeteries.

That equates to about 226 people an hour, or one person every 16 seconds. In the time it takes to watch a 90-minute soccer match, 340 people die on average.

“So many people have lost so many people and haven’t had the chance to say goodbye,” World Health Organisation (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a U.N. briefing in Geneva.

The number of COVID-19 deaths this year is now double the number of people who die annually from malaria – and the death rate has increased in recent weeks as infections surge in several countries.

“Our world has reached an agonizing milestone,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

“It’s a mind-numbing figure. Yet we must never lose sight of each and every individual life. They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues.”

It took just three months for COVID-19 deaths to double from half a million, an accelerating rate of fatalities since the first death was recorded in China in early January.

More than 5,400 people are dying around the world every 24 hours, according to Reuters calculations based on September averages, overwhelming funeral businesses and cemeteries.

It took just three months for COVID-19 deaths to double from half a million, an accelerating rate of fatalities since the first death was recorded in China in early January.

More than 5,400 people are dying around the world every 24 hours, according to Reuters calculations based on September averages, overwhelming funeral businesses and cemeteries.

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