More than 70 Jamaicans in the United States have reportedly died of complications from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Wayne Golding—a member of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council—disclosed that most of the deaths occurred in New York, which is the state hardest hit by the virus.
He said the information on those who have died has mostly come from friends and relatives of the deceased.
“But what we are noticing is that there’s a broad age group among those that we’re getting information on and it’s a serious concern. The community on a whole is trying to take all the precaution that they can, but… the numbers are rising of Jamaican Diasporians succumbing to this disease. One famous person in the New York community, Mr Gil Baily… just passed…,” Golding told RJR News.