Suriname and Jamaica record COVID-19 deaths
PORT OF SPAIN – Suriname and Jamaica registered more deaths linked to COVID-19 pandemic.
In Suriname, health authorities said five more people died from the viral illness, pushing the death toll for the month so far to 57, while a total of 261 civilians have now lost the battle against COVID-19 since March last year.
They said of the 377 people tested, 193 were positive, and for the first time, more than half of the people tested were infected. The total number of positive cases for the country is now 13,495.
The authorities said 11,030 people, including 121 in the past 24 hours, have recovered from the illness, while 240 people are in hospitals with 36 in the intensive care units. The number of infected people in isolation rose to 972.
In Jamaica, health authorities said the country recorded three more deaths, bringing the death toll to 934.
They also said that there were 20 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 48,101, with 22,425 active.
The authorities said an 83-year-old man and two women, ages 67 and 43, succumbed to the illness.
The new positive cases range in age from three years to 74, and the gender breakdown is 10 females and 10 males. A total 1,281 tests were conducted.
At the same time, there were 147 recoveries for a total 24,373, while 171 patients are hospitalised, with 14 being critically ill.