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JAMAICA | Jamaica records 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 230 additional cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica Sunday, September 20, 2020 - As the island continues to battle the new spike in Coronavirus cases, Jamaica has recorded seven new COVID-19 deaths and 230 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new deaths range in age from 37 to 82 years, and all had pre-existing conditions.

The deaths bring the country's total confirmed deaths since the outbreak to 67. They include:

  1. A 56-year-old male of a St. Mary address.
  2. A 69-year-old male of a Kingston & St. Andrew address.
  3. A 37-year-old male of a St. James address.
  4. An 82-year-old male of a St. James address.
  5. A 69-year-old male of a Kingston & St. Andrew address.
  6. A 73-year-old male of a St. Mary address.
  7. An 80-year-old male of a Manchester address.

All the deceased had a pre-existing condition(s).

Meanwhile, the 230 new cases consist of 115 males and 112 females, while three are under investigation. Their ages range from one day to 104 years old. This is the oldest patient to have caught the virus.

The ministry said two of the new cases are imported, 10 are contacts of confirmed cases, while 218 are under investigation.

The total confirmed cases now stand at 4,988.

Of the new cases, 116 are from Kingston and St Andrew, 34 are from St Catherine, 21 from St James, 18 from St Ann, 14 from Portland, 11 from Clarendon, four from St Thomas, two each from Hanover, St Elizabeth and Manchester, and one from St Mary.

In the meantime, as the CARICOM region continues to adopt measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus, the Bahamas, Suriname, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago all recorded deaths over the past 24 hours from the coronavirus (COVID-19)

In the Bahamas, the Ministry of Health confirmed 37 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 3,214.

It said that there have been 2,220 confirmed cases in New Providence, followed by 607 in Grand Bahama, 105 in Abaco and 54 in Bimini.

“The Ministry of Health also confirms the unfortunate deaths of an 81-year-old man; and a 66-year-old man in New Providence.

Additionally, two deaths that were under investigation are now confirmed to be related to COVID-19. They are a 62-year-old woman and a 74-year-old woman of New Providence. This decreases the deaths under investigation to 15, and the confirmed death toll now stands at 73,” the ministry said.

In Suriname, another person has died of the new coronavirus, pushing the death toll to 97, with 26 of the deaths occurring in the month of September to date.

Suriname has 229 active cases after 18 new infections were added in the past 24 hours. The country's total number of positives stands at 4,709. This is offset by 4,383 people recovered, including 78 in the past 24 hours. There are 66 people in hospitals and seven in the intensive care unit. Furthermore, there are 180 people in isolation and 40 in quarantine.

Haiti is also reporting one new death from the virus after the Ministry of Public Health said 44 new cases of COVID-19, three times higher than the previous day, had been recorded.

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Last modified onSunday, 20 September 2020 14:30
  • Countries: Jamaica