Four more COVID deaths, 263 new cases recorded

April 12, 2021

Four more Jamaicans have died as a result of the coronavirus, increasing the island's COVID death tally to 676.

The deceased are: an 83-year-old male from St. Ann, a 79-year-old male from Kingston and St. Andrew, a 98-year-old female from St. Catherine, and a 69-year-old male from Portland.

Meanwhile, of the 971 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 263 returned positive results increasing total confirmed cases to 42,763 with 22,769 being active.

Of the new cases, 126 are males and 137 are females, with ages ranging from 32 days to 94 years.

Kingston and St Andrew recorded the most new cases with 79, followed by St Catherine with 44 and St Ann with 43. 

St Thomas was the only parish to not record any new infections.

In the meantime, there were 121 more recoveries, pushing the total to 19,017.

Some 405 persons are in hospital with 30 being moderately and 49 critically ill.

Nine people are in government quarantine, while 28,071 are quarantined at home.

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