Jamaica’s COVID-19 death toll is nearing 1000, as the Health Ministry has reported 14 additional deaths, pushing the tally to 988.
The deceased are 5 men and 9 women from Kingston and St. Andrew, Manchester, St. Thomas and St. James.
They range in age from 43 to 95 years.
10 of the cases were previously classified as being under investigation.
The Health Ministry says another death is under investigation.
There was one coincidental death.
Meantime, 59 new COVID-19 cases have pushed the country’s case count to 49,090.
Of the new cases, 39 are females and 20 are males.
Their ages range from 2 months to 97 years.
The positivity rate is 8.7%.
Kingston and St. Andrew recorded the highest number of cases with 25, followed by Manchester with 10.
Portland, Hanover and Westmoreland recorded no new case.
Meantime, 187 more persons have recovered, pushing the tally to 26,828.
20,900 cases are active.
145 persons are in hospital, among them are 7 who are critically ill and 28 who are moderately ill.