Four more COVID deaths increase total fatalities to 243

November 24, 2020

Four more people have died from COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.

This means Jamaica has now recorded 243 deaths from the disease since its first case on March 10.

The deceased are a 59-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew, an 89-year-old male from St James, a 95-year-old male from Trelawny and a 77-year-old female from Westmoreland.

Two of the deaths (that of the 95-year-old and the 77-year-old) were previously under investigation.

The Health Ministry said there was also a coincidental death of a COVID patient.

Meanwhile, there were 79 new positive cases of the disease. Jamaica has now recorded 10,422 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

An additional 54 people were yesterday deemed free of the coronavirus, bringing the number of recoveries to 5,572. There are 4,465 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.

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