Ninety-Eight New Cases in 24 Hours as General Election Draws Near

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The Ministry of Health & Wellness in a press release a short while ago, announced that 98 samples across the island have tested positive for COVID 19 in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of COVID 19 cases islandwide to 1290. The island also reported an additional COVID related death bringing the death count to 15. The latest casualty is a 74-year-old male.

Of the 98 positive samples in the last 24 hours, 10 are from the backlog of samples while 88 are new samples. Out of the new cases there are 46 females and 52 males ranging in age from 4 to 80 years old. Of the cases, five were recorded in St. Thomas, seven in Clarendon, four in St. James seventeen in St. Catherine, fifty-three in Kingston and St Andrew, three in St. Mary, three in St. Ann, two in Westmoreland and four in Manchester. Ten of the cases were imported, eight from the USA and two from India,while seven were contacts of confirmed cases. Eighty of the cases are under investigation while there is one locally transmitted cases with no epidemiological link.

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