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COVID cases rising in Jamaica

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KINGSTON – Jamaica’s coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continued to spiral on Saturday with the island recording 76 new cases and in the process surpassing the 11 000 mark.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness in its latest bulletin said that Jamaica now has 11 063 of which 3 785 are active.

It said that the new cases ranged from 28 days to 85 years old, and that the country also recorded one more death pushing the total to 261.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said that a 60-year old man from Kingston and St Andrew in the capital was the latest casualty of the virus that has infected and killed millions of people worldwide.

Jamaica now has 136 patient recoveries bringing the total number of recovered cases to 6 866. (CMC)

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