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Jamaica records 879 highest number of COVID cases in a day

A 39-year-old female from St Elizabeth and an 86-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew are among the latest COVID fatalities.

Jamaica logged its highest daily COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began after 879 new cases were recorded over a 24-hour period up to Sunday afternoon, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Fourteen more COVID-19 deaths were also recorded between the period August 20 to 21 but were reported on Sunday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 1,402.

A 39-year-old female from St Elizabeth and an 86-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew are among the latest COVID fatalities.

The separate deaths of a COVID-19 patient has been classified as coincidental, while two other deaths are under investigation by health authorities.

There were also 66 recoveries on the day, bringing the overall tally of recoveries to 47,787.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number of cases on record for the island to 62,712.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 509 are females and 370 are males, with ages ranging from two days to 96 years.

The cases are made up of Kingston and St Andrew (145), Manchester (121), St James (109), Westmoreland (109), St Catherine (105), St Elizabeth (60), Clarendon (56), Hanover (52), Trelawny (48), St Thomas (42), St Ann (17), St Mary (13), and Portland (two).

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There are 125 moderately ill patients, 83 severely ill patients, and 60 critically ill patients among the 13,140 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 607 persons are now hospitalised with COVID-19 in the island, the highest since the pandemic began.

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