Four more COVID-19 patients die, 153 new positives

Latest News

Four more COVID-19 patients die, 153 new positives

Monday, September 28, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that four more patients have died from the COVID-19, while the country has recorded 153 new cases of the virus. Three deaths were also reported as “under investigation”.

According to the ministry, the new deaths included that of a 73-year-old female from Trelawny, a 92-year-old male from Clarendon, a 57-year-old male and a 95-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew, who all suffered from comorbidities.

This brings the country's death toll since the outbreak of the virus to 93.

Meanwhile, the ministry is reporting that the new cases consist of 70 males and 83 females with ages ranging from one month to 96 years. The country's total confirmed cases now stand at 6,170.

Of the new cases, 53 are from Kingston and St Andrew, 32 are from St Catherine, 25 from St James, 11 from Westmoreland, eight from St Ann, six each from Clarendon and St Mary, five from Portland, two each from Hanover and St Thomas and one each from Manchester and Trewlany. One location of the new cases was reported as unknown.

The ministry said one of the cases was imported while 153 are under investigation.

The ministry also reported that 35 more patients have recovered from the virus, pushing total recoveries to 1,741.

ARE WE FLATTENING THE CURVE?
Clickherefor interactive chart* with details on Jamaica's numbers.
Clickherefor a look at the numbers globally.

*Data mined from various sources around the world.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT