Six more COVID-19 deaths, 63 new cases

October 17, 2020

On Friday, Jamaica recorded six more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 168.

A 74-year-old male of a Manchester address also died post-surgery for a condition unrelated to COVID-19.

The country also recorded 63 new infections with ages ranging from 3 months to 85 years, increasing the overall figure to 8,195 cases with 4,265 of them being active.

The six new COVID-19 deaths are:

An 83-year-old female of a St. Catherine address
A 58-year-old male of a Westmoreland address
A 95-year-old male of a Clarendon address
An 87-year-old male of a Kingston and St. Andrew address
A 71-year-old female of a St. Catherine address
A 52-year-old male of a St. Catherine address
No recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Some 175 persons are in hospital with 38 of them being moderately ill and nine critically ill.

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