Sixteen covid-19 related deaths were reported yesterday (March 28), pushing the country’s Covid death toll to 586.
14 of them are from Kingston and St. Andrew, with ages ranging from 37 to 89 years.
The other two, are a 62-year-old male from St. James and an 80-year-old male from St. Catherine.
Two of the deaths were previously under investigation.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness says, the sixteen deaths occurred between February 25 and March 26.
There were also 3 coincidental deaths.
Meantime, Covid hospitalisations continue to rise, with 477 persons in hospital. 66 patients are moderately ill and 42 are critically ill.
The country recorded 287 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the case count to 38,514.
149 are females, 138 are males, with ages ranging from 7 days to 91 years.
The parish breakdown shows, that Kingston and St. Andrew recorded the highest number of cases with 78, and St. James followed with 45.
St. Catherine had 39, Westmoreland 26, Clarendon 24, St. Mary and St. Ann 15 each, St. Elizabeth 12, Manchester 10, Hanover 9, Portland 8, Trelawny 4 and St. Thomas 2.
However, 137 more persons have recovered from Covid-19, pushing total recoveries to 17,334.