JAM | May 31, 2023

COVID-19 Update: Westmoreland leads in new cases, St James follows

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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The latest weekly report on COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health and Wellness indicates that most new cases were recorded in Westmoreland, with St James a close second.

From May 23 to May 29, Jamaica recorded 33 new cases. Nine new cases were reported in Westmoreland, and seven in St James.

In previous COVID reports, Kingston and St Andrew had the majority of cases. However, there appears to be a shift, with most new cases recorded outside the metropolitan area.

In the latest report, Kingston and St Andrew had five new cases. St Catherine also recorded five new cases. St Ann recorded four cases, a decline from the 28 cases recorded between May 16 to May 22 report.

The Ministry also confirmed one new COVID-related death.

The Ministry continues to promote vaccination among citizens. They also urge those who have already taken the vaccines to take their booster shots. Vaccination sites can be found at health centres islandwide. To find your nearest health centre visit the Ministry’s website.

The number of new COVID cases for each parish are as follows:

An excerpt from the Ministry of Health’s weekly COVID-19 report for May 23- May 29. 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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