458 new COVID cases push Jamaica's tally over 21,000 mark
Jamaica has surpassed 21,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as of the 1,819 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 458 returned positive results for a tally of 21,382 with 7,846 active.
Of the new cases, 180 are males and 278 are females, with ages ranging from 1 day to 91 years.
Kingston and St Andrew recorded the most new cases with 131, followed by St James with 50, St Catherine with 47, Clarendon with 43 and St Ann with 40.
St Mary and St Elizabeth recorded the least amount of new cases with eight and nine respectively.
In the meantime, there were 48 more recoveries, increasing the total to 12,931.
Some 245 persons are in hospital with 68 being moderately and 29 critically ill.
According to the Ministry of Health, 12 persons are in government quarantine, while 21,396 are quarantined at home.
Meanwhile, five more Jamaicans have died from the virus pushing the death tally to 396.
The deceased are:
- a 47-year-old female from St. Elizabeth
- a 68-year-old female from St. Catherine
– a 55-year-old female from St. Catherine
– a 64-year-old male from St Elizabeth
– an 87-year-old male from Trelawny
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