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Four COVID deaths, 638 new cases in last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that Jamaica recorded four more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

Among the deceased are three persons from St Elizabeth – a 74-year-old male and two females, aged 68 and 95. A 52-year-old female from St James also succumbed to complications from the virus.

The casualties bring the coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 511. There was, however, one other death of a COVID-19 patient that is under investigation.

In the meantime, the country recorded 638 new COVID-19 cases from 2,256 samples and 142 recoveries on the day.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 33,366, while the recoveries mean that 15,615 persons have now recovered from the virus in Jamaica.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 357 are females and 281 are males, with ages ranging from six months to 96 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (246), St Catherine (177), St Thomas (42), St James (39), Westmoreland (30), Manchester (22), Clarendon (17), St Ann (16), St Mary (14), St Elizabeth (13), Portland (13), Hanover (six) and Trelawny (three).

There are 28 moderately ill patients and 34 critically ill patients among the 17,004 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.