New Cases Near 300; 5 New Deaths


Jamaica recorded 290 new cases of COVID-19 and five virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

This pushes the total confirmed cases since the outbreak to 18,527 and the island’s death toll to 368.

The latest victims are a 60-year-old female, a 40-year-old male, an 80-year-old female, a 52-year-old female, and an 82-year-old female, all from Kingston and St Andrew. A death which was formerly under investigation was today confirmed as coincidental while two others are now under investigation.

The country also recorded 48 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 12,504.