Jamaica recorded 13 deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, the island’s highest number of coronavirus-related fatalities in a 24-hour period.
Of the deceased, seven are from Kingston and St Andrew addresses – a 56-year-old female, a 73-year-old female, an 86-year-old male, a 46-year-old female, a 50-year-old male, a 61-year-old female and a 79-year-old female. Three are from St Thomas – an 81-year-old female, a 71-year-old male and a 59-year-old female; two from St Elizabeth – a 78-year-old male and a 62-year-old male; and one, a 26-year-old female, from St Catherine.
The casualties bring the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 507.
In the meantime, the country recorded 821 new COVID-19 cases from 2,720 samples and 102 recoveries on the day.
The 821 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 32,728.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 477 are females and 344 are males, with ages ranging from one day to 94 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (226), St Catherine (195), St Thomas (92), Manchester (48), Clarendon (41), Portland (39), St Mary (39), St Elizabeth (33), St James (33), St Ann (31), Westmoreland (22), Hanover (16) and Trelawny (six).