Seven more COVID deaths, 46 new cases of the virusThursday, June 24, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Seven more COVID-19 related fatalities were recorded in Jamaica on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
This pushed the total virus deaths in the island to 1,049.
The latest victims include two males (ages 61 and 71) and two females (ages 21 and 89) from Kingston and St Andrew. An 80-year-old male from St Catherine, a 50-year-old female from Clarendon, and a 74-year-old male from Westmoreland were also among the latest deaths. Five of the fatalities were previously reported under investigation.
In the meantime, the ministry also reported 46 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases on the island since the outbreak to 49,841.
The new cases comprise 29 females and 17 males with ages ranging from one to 91 years.
Eighteen of the cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew, eight in St Catherine, four each in St Elizabeth and St James, three in St Mary, two each in Trelawny, Westmoreland, Clarendon and Manchester, and one in St Thomas.
The ministry also reported 192 new recoveries, which pushed the total recoveries to 29,322. There are 19,108 active cases on the island.
*Data mined from various sources around the world.
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