Jamaica records 11 more Covid deaths and 118 new cases

by April 20th, 2021

Eleven more persons have died from Covid-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 738.

4 are from St. Thomas, 2 are from Trelawny, 2 from St. Ann, 1 from St. Mary, 1 from Manchester and 1 from St. Catherine.

Their ages range from 42 to 94 years.

Their deaths occurred between January 20 and April 18.

Meantime, Jamaica recorded 118 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the case count to 44,254.

A breakdown by parish shows that, St. Catherine recorded the highest number of cases with 18, while St. Elizabeth followed with 17.

Kingston and St. Andrew had 15, St. Mary 12, St. James, Manchester and Portland had 11 each, St. Ann 6, Westmoreland 5, Clarendon and Trelawny 4 each, St. Thomas 3, and Hanover had 1 case.

311 persons are hospitalised. 29 are critically ill and 24 are moderately ill.

130 more persons have recovered from Covid-19, pushing total recoveries to 19,962.

There are 23,236 active cases.