Six more COVID deaths, 267 hospitalised, 147 new cases

February 23, 2021

Six more Jamaicans have died from COVID-19 pushing the death tally to 405.

The deceased are:

- An 88-year-old female from St. Elizabeth

- A 67-year-old female from St. Ann

- A 63-year-old male from St. James

- An 81-year-old male from Trelawny

- A 73-year-old male from Kingston & St. Andrew

- A 63-year-old male from Trelawny whose death was previously under investigation.

Meanwhile, 267 patients remain hospitalised from the virus with 33 patients moderately ill and 18 of them critical. 

In the meantime, of the 582 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 147 returned positive results for a tally of 21,826 confirmed cases, with 8,163 active.

Of the new cases, 60 are males and 87 are females, with ages ranging from 9 days to 87 years.

Kingston and St Andrew recorded the most new cases with 36, followed by Manchester with 22.

Westmoreland and Portland were the only parishes to not record new cases. 

There were also 58 more recoveries, increasing the total to 13,046.

According to the Ministry of Health, 16 persons are in government quarantine, while 22,213 are quarantined at home.

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