Jamaica records 808 COVID cases as inoculation begins

Jamaica recorded 808 cases of the coronavirus and three related deaths over the past 24 hours.

The island’s COVID cases now stand at 28,273 while deaths climb to 463.

Among the latest infections are 434 females and 337 males with ages ranging from 14 days to 98 years.

Among the deceased are a 66-year-old female from ST Elizabeth, a 62-yearfemale from St Catherine and a 28-year-old female from Westmoreland. All three fatalities were previously under investigation.

The country also reported 50 recoveries, for a total of 14,645 while active cases increase to 12,934.

There are 277 hospitalisations with 38 considered moderately ill while 31 are critically ill.

Jamaica began its inoculation programme today, with 3,000 people expected to receive their first jab of the two-shot vaccine.