Roots FM News:
Jamaica yesterday recorded 294 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional virus-related deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 20,310 of which 6,939 with 253 being hospitalized. There are now 22 persons moderately ill and 21 critically ill in hospital, while 6,663 are in home isolation.
According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the latest deaths that push the total to 384, include a 31-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew, a 71-year-old woman from Manchester and 58-year-old man from St Elizabeth.
Of the 294 newly reported cases, 2 were reported as imported and the remaining 292 are under investigation. There were 141 males and 153 females with ages ranging from 63 days to 90 years old.
Kingston and St Andrew again accounted for most of the cases with 117 positives followed by St Catherine with 92, St James with 34, St Ann and Clarendon each recorded 13 rounding of the top 5 parishes.
8 cases were recorded in Westmoreland, 7 in Manchester, 6 in Hanover, 2 in St Mary and St Thomas and Portland each recorded 1 case.
The country also recorded 46 recoveries bringing the total number of recoveries to 12,781.