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JAMAICA | Three more COVID-19 deaths and 120 new cases

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Featured JAMAICA | Three more COVID-19 deaths and 120 new cases
KINGSTON, Jamaica, August 25, 2020 - As the number of  new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 infection continues to explode in Jamaica,  the Ministry Of Health and Wellness says the island has recorded three more COVID-19 related deaths and 120 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths in the country now stands at 19 while the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,732.

The three COVID related deaths include a 76-year-old woman from St Catherine, a 89-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew, and a 70-year-old man, also from Kingston and St Andrew.

The country also recorded 21 more recoveries bringing the number to 840.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 61 are males and 59 are females, with ages ranging from two to 91 years.

The cases were recorded in St Catherine (72), Kingston & St. Andrew (23), Portland (15), St Thomas (5), Clarendon (1), Trelawny (1), St Ann (2) and St Mary (1).

Two cases are contacts of confirmed cases while 118 are currently under investigation.

Five moderately ill patients and three critically ill patients are among the 801 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

Seventy-one of the cases recorded on the island have returned to their countries of origin.

Some 29,560 persons of interest are quarantined at home while 18 remain in quarantine at a government facility.

Jamaica now has 441 imported cases; 497 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 154 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine and 404 are under investigation.

In the meantime, in light of the revelation that legendary sprint champion Usain Bolt has tested positive for the Coronavirus, the Police High Command has reportedly ordered a probe in connection with the birthday party held for retired Olympic sprint champion last Friday.

Its understood that investigators are trying to determine whether a permit was granted for the event.

They are also investigating whether footballers Leon Bailey and Raheim Sterling attended Bolt's party in breach of the 14-day mandatory quarantine order for persons returning to the island.

Sterling last played for English team Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Lyon in Portugal on August 15, while Leon Bailey featured in the Europa League quarter final in Germany on August 10.

According to Sky Sports, Sterling returned a negative result after undergoing a COVID-19 test in Jamaica.

  • Countries: Jamaica