Jamaica’s COVID spike continues with 294 new cases, 3 deaths

Jamaica’s coronavirus cases continue to spike with the nation recording 294 new positives and three deaths over the past 24 hours.

An aerial view of Kingston, Jamaica.

The new cases – which include 141 males and 153 females – move Jamaica’s overall tally to 20,310.

Ages of the latest infections range from 63 days to 90 years, according to the Ministry of Health and wellness.

The deceased are a 31-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew, a 71-year-old female from Manchester and a 58-year-old male from St Elizabeth.

There were an additional 46 recoveries, for a total of 12,781 with active cases now at 6,939.

There are 253 hospitalised patients with 22 considered moderately ill and 21 are critically ill.