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Over 2 000 die from COVID in Jamaica

Over 2 000 die from COVID in Jamaica

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KINGSTON – Jamaica has surpassed 2 000 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries registered deaths and more positive cases linked to the pandemic over the past 24 hours.

Figures released by the Ministry of Health and wellness show that Jamaica recorded 258 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, bringing the infection total to 86 384 and the virus death toll to 2 025.

The ministry said that the deaths range in age from 30 to 96 years old and there were 11 women among the fatalities.

The authorities said that the new cases comprise 149 females and 109 males with ages ranging from 32 days to 90 years.

They said 129 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing total recoveries to 54,424. Currently, 419 people are hospitalised, 53 of which are severely ill, while 30 are critically ill and 90 are moderately ill.

There are 29 347 confirmed active COVID-19 cases on the island.

Trinidad and Tobago reported four deaths on Monday, pushing the death toll since March last year to 1 555.

The Ministry of Health said three males and one female succumbed to the virus and that there were 119 new infections, moving the total active cases to 4 301.

The total positive cases since March last year are 52 847 with 46 991 patients have recovered.

There are 271 patients in hospitals, 79 people in state sanctioned facilities and 3 862 in home isolation.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs in St Lucia Monday confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 from a total of 102 samples which were collected between October 7 and 9. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in-country to date to 12 017.

It said confirmation was also received of the recovery of 290 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in-country to 837. One individual is in critical state while 10 others are severely ill at the Respiratory Hospital.  (CMC)