(CMR) Jamaica has set a new single record of 120 cases in 24 hours and three new COVID-19 deaths. This bring the total deaths in Jamaican to 19 and total number of confirmed cases now to 1,732.
According to the Ministry Of Health and Wellness, the three deaths include a 76-year-old woman from St Catherine, an 89-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew, and a 70-year-old man, also from Kingston and St Andrew. The country also recorded 21 more recoveries bringing the number to 840.
Jamaica recorded over 500 coronavirus cases in the last seven days, the most in any one week period since the first case in March. The uptick has forced Prime Minister and JLP leader Andrew Holness to suspend his political road tour a week and a half before general elections on September 3. Many sports events have also been cancelled..
Of the newly confirmed cases, 61 are males and 59 are females, with ages ranging from two to 91 years. The cases were recorded in St Catherine (72), Kingston & St Andrew (23), Portland (15), St Thomas (five), Clarendon (one), Trelawny (one ), St Ann (two), and St Mary (one). Two cases are contacts of confirmed cases while 118 are currently under investigation. These figures include five moderately ill patients and three critically ill patients are among the 801 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.