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Monthly Archives: August 2020

28-year-old dies of COVID, 245 new cases in Jamaica

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that another COVID-19-positive patient has died in Jamaica.

Holness says he has addressed issues of corruption; Phillips disagrees

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed confidence that the public has seen where he has acted appropriately in addressing issues of alleged impropriety and corruption surrounding his Administration.

Toots Hibbert in intensive care, awaiting COVID-19 test results

International reggae star Toots Hibbert is in intensive care at a private medical facility in the Corporate Area after he developed “breathing problems” over the weekend.

66 new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours into Thursday afternoon

Jamaica has recorded 66 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic within the last 24 hours into Thursday afternoon, which brought the total number of cases for the island to 1,870.

More communities in St Thomas placed under quarantine

Two additional communities within St Thomas have been placed under quarantine due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in the parish.

New tropical storm poses potential hurricane threat to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Laura formed Friday in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters said it poses a potential hurricane threat to Florida and the US Gulf Coast. A second storm also may hit the US after running into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.