Seven more Jamaicans lose battle with COVID as active cases pass 10,000 mark

March 05, 2021

Jamaica on Thursday recorded seven COVID-19 deaths pushing the death tally to 443.

The deceased are:

- a 56-year-old male from St. James

- a 64-year-old male from Westmoreland   

- a 32-year-old female from Kingston & St. Andrew 

- a 49-year-old male from Kingston & St. Andrew 

- a 68-year-old male from St. Catherine 

- a 79-year-old female from St. Catherine 

- an 85-year-old female from St. Thomas

  In the meantime there are now over 10,000 active cases on the island, as of the 1,479 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 332 returned positive results for a tally of 24,776 cases with 10,092 of them active.

Of the new cases, 191 are males and 141 are females, with ages ranging from 1 year to 93 years.

Kingston and St Andrew recorded the most new cases with 126, followed by St Catherine with 70, and St James with 45.

Westmoreland with one and St Mary with two, were the parishes to record the least amount of new infections.

Some 270 patients are hospitalised with 27 being moderately ill and 23 critical.

In the meantime 143 more persons have recovered, bringing that total to 14,012.

According to the Ministry of Health, four persons are in government quarantine, while 19,538 are quarantined at home.

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