Jamaica surpasses 22,000 confirmed COVID cases

February 24, 2021

More than 22,000 Jamaicans have been confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19 with the addition of another 193 positive results from a sample of 1,017 tested in the last 24 hours. 

This brings total confirmed cases on the island to 22,019 with 8,292 active.

Of the new cases, 93 are males and 97 are females, with ages ranging from 19 days to 89 years.

Kingston and St Andrew recorded the most new cases with 42, followed by St Catherine with 36, St Ann with 28, and St James with 25. 

Clarendon with one, and St Mary and St Elizabeth with two each, were the parishes to record the least amount of new cases. 

Some 268 patients are hospitalised with 35 being moderately ill and 20 critical. 

There were also 61 more recoveries, increasing the total to 13,107.

In the meantime, a 55-year-old male from St James is the latest Jamaican to die from the virus, pushing the death tally to 406.

According to the Ministry of Health, 16 persons are in government quarantine, while 21,934 are quarantined at home.

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