Jamaica records 561 COVID cases, 6 deaths; hospitalisations top 300

Jamaica reported 561 cases of the coronavirus and six related deaths over the past 24 hours.

The new figures push the country’s positives to 27,465 while deaths now total 460.

The latest confirmations were returned from 1,892 tests conducted, and include patients with ages ranging from four months to 103 years old.

Among the deceased are a 71-year-old male from Trelawny; a 78-year-old male from Trelawny; a 36-year-old female from St James; an 81-year-old male from Trelawny; a 64-year-old female from St James; and a 62-year-old male from Clarendon.

The country also saw its hospitalisations climb to the highest number yet, 301, with 29 patients said to be critically ill while another 29 are moderately ill.

Jamaica also recorded 147 more recoveries, for a total of 14,595.

The figures come a day after the nation hit a new daily high of 878 cases, and received its first shipment of 50,000 vaccines from India.