MORE DENGUE CASES RECORDED; ONE DEATH CONFIRMED

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The Ministry of Health & Wellness has advised that the number of presumed, suspected and confirmed Dengue cases has increased to 1,060.

Of that number,132 are confirmed Dengue cases with the Type 2 strain dominating the confirmed case count.

At the same time, the Ministry said four of the six deaths previously under investigation have been classified. One death was Dengue-related, while the other three were classified as suspected Dengue-related deaths.

All parishes have recorded Dengue cases, with Kingston & St. Andrew, St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Portland, and St. James recording the most confirmed cases.

The 5–14-year-old age cohort continues to be the most affected, followed by persons 25-59 years old.