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JAMAICA | Island records 808 new COVID cases as Jamaica's vaccinations begin

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Featured JAMAICA | Island records 808 new COVID cases as Jamaica's vaccinations begin
KINGSTON, Jamaica March 10, 2021 - As Jamaica today begin vaccinating its population against the COVID-19 virus, one year after the introduction of the introduction of the first case of the virus to the island, the Ministry of Health and Wellness says Jamaica recorded 808 new cases of COVID-19 and three related deaths in the past twenty four hours.

This pushes the total confirmed cases of the virus since the outbreak in the island to 28,273, of which 12,934 are active and the death toll to 463.

The ministry said the latest deaths include a 66-year-old female from St Elizabeth, a 62-year-old female from St Catherine and a 28-year-old female from Westmoreland, whose deaths were previously reported under investigation. Another death was also reported under investigation today.

Meanwhile, the ministry said of the new cases reported, 434 are females and 337 are males with ages ranging from 14 days to 98 years.

The parish which reported the highest number of cases today is Kingston and St Andrew with 216 cases, while St Catherine reported 142 new virus cases. The other cases were reported in St James (57), St Thomas (53), Trelawny (53), Manchester (47), St Ann (47), Hanover (44), Westmoreland (36), Clarendon (33), St Elizabeth (33), St Mary (26), and Portland (21).

The ministry also reported 50 more recoveries, pushing the total recoveries to 14,645.

In the meantime, fifty vaccination centres opened across the island this morning and Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Cristopher Tufton said approximately 3,000 people were expected to be vaccinated today.

The 50,000 AstraZeneca vaccines were donated to the government of Jamaicas by the government of India, and arrived in the island on Monday.

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  • Countries: Jamaica