JAM | Mar 9, 2023

129 new COVID cases recorded in Jamaica

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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The latest weekly report from the Ministry of Health and Wellness indicates that the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on the island has once again crossed the 100 mark.

Cases on the island began to decline in February 2023 after a spike coming into the new year.

In the previous weekly report, the number of new cases had been the lowest ever since the beginning of 2023, with 91 reported between February 21 and February 27. However, cases have once again increased, with 129 being reported for the February 28 – March 3 period.

Additionally, COVID-related deaths are also rising.

The February 28-March 3 report shows that one person died last week from the virus. Two other deaths were also confirmed, one that occurred in March 2021 and another in September 2022.

There are now 178 active cases on the island, with 28 patients having made a full recovery from the virus last week.

The ministry continues to urge vaccination among citizens. Vaccination sites can be found at health facilities island-wide. Jamaicans are also encouraged to visit the ministry’s website to find the closest health centre.

A breakdown of COVID-19 cases parish-by-parish is as follows:

An excerpt from the Ministry of Health’s weekly COVID-19 report for February 27- March 3. The numbers in the centre indicate the number of new cases for the parishes, while the numbers to the right indicate the overall number of cases that have been recorded in the parish, since the first recorded case in March 2020.


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