(CMR) Jamaica's COVID-19 death toll has reached 116, according to the latest information from the country's ministry of health.
This is in addition to 149 new cases of the virus, bringing the island’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 6,704.
The deaths were recorded among elderly individuals with St Catherine addresses and include two women ages 79 and 71; and three men, ages 76, 94 and 99.
Eleven other deaths, suspected to be COVID-19 related, are under investigation.
The majority of the newly confirmed cases were recorded in the parish of Kingston and St Andrew; with an 11-day-old baby among the new positives.