Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago record COVID- deaths


Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago reported a combined total of five deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as regional countries continued to urge citizens to adopt the preventative measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said four more people died from the COVID-19, while the country has recorded 153 new cases of the virus. Three deaths were also reported as “under investigation”.

It said that the new deaths included that of a 73-year-old female, as well as 92-year-old, 95-year-old, and a 57-year-old men, who all suffered from comorbidities.

The death toll now stands at 93.

Health officials said that the new cases consist of 70 males and 83 females with ages ranging from one month to 96 years. The country’s total confirmed cases now stand at 6,170.

The Ministry said one of the cases was imported while 153 are under investigation. It said also that 35 more patients have recovered from the virus, pushing total recoveries to 1,741.

In Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Health said that the death toll has climbed to 72 without giving details.

It said that the number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities is 4,382 with 2,035 being active cases. The Ministry said 20 additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19 and will be processed for admission at the discretion of the Chief medical Officer.

In Haiti, 39 new cases in the past 24 hours have pushed the total to 8,723 with 1, 908 actives cases. The death toll remains at 221 and the authorities said they are investigating 27,705 cases since March 19.

Belize is reporting a total of 29 new cases putting the total at 1, 854.

Health officials said that there were 634 active cases and the death toll remains at 24.

“We have 31 cases recovered so that our active cases now stand at 34.2 per cent of the total cases,” the authorities said.

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