JAM | Jun 16, 2023

COVID Update: Jamaica records 106 new cases

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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Jamaica recorded 106 new cases of COVID-19 between June 6 and June 12 and confirmed five deaths that are said to have occurred in 2022.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s latest report, there is a spike in COVID cases in Westmoreland, with the parish recording 63 new cases. St Catherine follows behind with 11 new cases, while Manchester, Kingston, and St Andrew had five each.

There are 120 active cases of the virus, meaning 120 people, as of June 12, have the virus.

Four coincidental deaths were also recorded. This means the patients had the virus but died due to other underlining illnesses.

The report also indicates that five people recovered from the virus during the same period.

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

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

An excerpt from the Ministry of Health’s weekly COVID-19 report for June 6- June 12. 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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