KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 12 deaths due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest number of deaths in one day since the first case of the virus was confirmed locally in March 2020.

The country’s case count also inched closer to 30,000 yesterday, with 695 new cases.

This pushes the total confirmed deaths to 475 and the total confirmed cases of the virus since the outbreak in the island to 28, 968.

The latest deaths include two females, ages 54 and 37, and two males, ages 79 and 33, from St James; three males, ages 75, 77 and 87, and a 76-year-old female from St Elizabeth; a 62-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew; a 48-year-old male from St Catherine; a 67-year-old male from St Ann; and a 73-year-old male from Westmoreland.

Source: Jamaica Observer

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