A former lecturer at the University of the West Indies has become the sixth person to die from the coronavirus COVID-19.
Dead is chemistry professor Tara Dasgupta.
His death was confirmed by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor McKenzie at a press conference last night.
Meanwhile, Jamaica now has 223 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
This after the National Influenza Center revealed yesterday that an additional 27 samples returned positive test results.
The update was given by Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton at a virtual press conference yesterday.
Dr. Tufton said to date, 27 people have recovered.