Jamaica records 2 new Covid deaths and 123 new cases

by January 12th, 2021

Jamaica yesterday (January 11) recorded 2 additional Covid-19 related deaths.

The deceased are a 69-year-old St. Ann man and a 43-year-old St. Thomas woman.

Their deaths push the country’s death toll to 315.

The Health Ministry says one additional death is under investigation.

Meantime, 123 new Covid-19 cases were recorded yesterday, pushing the tally to 13,760.

Of the new cases, 72 are males and 51 are females with ages ranging from 1 month to 93 years.

All parishes recorded new cases.

St. James recorded the highest number with 34, followed by Kingston and St. Andrew with 21, St. Ann had 16, Westmoreland had 13, St. Catherine had 12, Trelawny had 9, St. Mary had 6, Hanover had 4, Clarendon, Portland and St. Thomas had 2 each, and Manchester and St. Elizabeth had 1 each.

Meantime, there were 20 recoveries, pushing that tally to 11,526.

1,762 cases are active.

82 persons are hospitalised, among them are 4 who are moderately ill and 6 who are critically ill.