15 more Jamaicans die from COVID as 204 new infections reported

April 08, 2021

Fifteen more Jamaicans have died as a result of the coronavirus, increasing the island's COVID death tally to 646.

According to the Ministry of Health's latest clinical summary report, the deaths occured between March 5 - April 5. 

Three of the deaths were previously under investigation, a 57-year-old male from Kingston & St. Andrew, a 68-year-old male from Trelawny and an 82-year-old male from Westmoreland.

The other deceased are: 

- a 60-year-old male from St. Catherine

- an 82-year-old female from Hanover

- an 85-year-old male from St. Elizabeth

- a 44-year-old male from St. Ann

- a 72-year-old male from Portland

- a 72-year-old female from Portland

- an 82-year-old female from St. Thomas

- a 63-year-old male from St. Thomas

- a 44-year-old female from St. Thomas

- a 41-year-old female from Kingston & St. Andrew

- a 72-year-old male from Kingston & St. Andrew

- a 74-year-old female from Kingston & St. Andrew

Meanwhile, of the 659 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 204 returned positive results increasing total confirmed cases to 41,604 with 22,103 being active.

Of the new cases, 105 are males and 99 are females, with ages ranging from 2 years to 97 years.

Kingston and St. Andrew recorded the most new cases with 58, followed by  St. James with 36 and St. Catherine with 28.

Portland two, Manchester three, and Hanover with four were the parishes with the least number of new infections. 

In the meantime, there were 122 more recoveries, pushing the total to 18,566

Some 447 persons are in hospital with 36 being moderately and 49 critically ill.

The number of persons in government quarantine have increased to 23, while 27,397 are quarantined at home.

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