Jamaica yesterday (February 22) recorded 6 additional Covid-19 related deaths.
The deceased are a 67 year old female from St. Ann, a 63 year old male from St. James, an 88 year old female from St. Elizabeth, a 73 year old male from Kingston & St. Andrew, and two men from Trelawny aged 81 and 63.
The death toll now stands at 405.
There was also one coincidental death.
3 deaths are under investigation.
Meantime, 147 new cases were recorded yesterday, pushing the country’s case count to 21, 826.
Of the 147 newly confirmed cases 60 were male and 87 were female, with ages ranging from 9 days to 87 years old.
Kingston and St. Andrew recorded the highest number of cases with 36, followed by Manchester with 22. Trelawny had 18, St. Ann 17, St. Elizabeth 16, St. Thomas and Clarendon 11, St. James 10, St. Catherine 3, St. Mary 2 and Hanover 1.
58 persons have recovered pushing that tally 13,046.
8,163 cases are active.
267 persons are hospitalized with 33 patients being moderately ill and 18 being critically ill.