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12 new COVID-19 deaths recorded, 695 additional cases

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 10:40 AM

On the day Jamaica marked one year since the first confirmed case of COVID-19, the country recorded 12 new virus fatalities.

The deaths were recorded on Wednesday, becoming one of the highest numbers of fatalities seen in a 24-hour period.

With the new fatalities, the death tally has moved up to 475.

The deceased are:

* A 54-year-old woman from St James
* A 79-year-old man from St James
* A 37-year-old female from St James
* A 33-year-old male from St James
* A 75-year-old man from St Elizabeth
* A 76-year-old female from St Elizabeth
* A 77-year-old man from St Elizabeth
* An 87-year-old male from St Elizabeth
* A 62-year-old man Kingston & St Andrew
* A 48-year-old man from St Catherine
* A 67-year-old male from St. Ann
* A 73-year-old male from Westmoreland

One more case was recorded as a coincidental death, increase the tally to 91.

And one other fatality is being probed, pushing that figure to 56.

Meanwhile, there were 695 new cases with ages ranging from four days to 91 years, pushing the total to 28,968 with 13,479 being active.

Of the new cases, 409 are men and 286 are females.

In the meantime, there were 137 more recoveries, increasing the total to 14,781.

Some 310 persons are in hospital with 25 being moderately ill and 31 critically ill.

Ten persons are in government quarantine, while 20,169 are at home.

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