COVID-19 deaths reach 70

September 22, 2020

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) said that on Sunday, September 20, Jamaica had recorded an additional three COVID-related deaths, bringing the island's toll to 70.

A month ago, on August 21, the island had only registered 15 deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

The new deaths are: a 69-year-old male of a St Catherine address, a 56-year-old female of a Portland address, who had comorbidities, and a 52-year-old female of a St Ann address who also had comorbidities. Another death is under investigation, bringing the total number of that category to six.

The MOHW also reported that the island had recorded 155 new cases, bringing the overall positive cases to 5,143.

Kingston and St Andrew continue to lead with the number of cases, 1,899. St Catherine comes next with 1,203. St Thomas (348), St James (320) and Clarendon (304) are the remaining parishes with more than 300 cases. Hanover has the least with 52.

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