Jamaica surpasses 15,000 confirmed COVID cases

January 25, 2021

Jamaica has surpassed the 15,000 mark for total confirmed COVID-19 cases, having recorded 133 new positives in the last 24 hours. 

Total confirmed cases now stand at 15,012 with 2,609 being active.

Of the new cases, 53 are males and 78 are females, with ages ranging from 5 months to 88 years.

In the meantime, there were 19 more recoveries, increasing the total to 11,889.

Some 101 persons are in hospital with 23 being moderately and 12 critically ill.

According to the Ministry of Health, 10 persons are in government quarantine, while 21,469 are quarantined at home.

Two more persons have also died from the virus, increasing the death tally to 338. 

The deceased are a 92-year-old female from Trelawny, whose death was previously under investigation, and a 48-year-old female from Westmorland.

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