Saturday 30 May, 2020

First coronavirus death in Jamaica

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed its first life in Jamaica.

Pemanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan made the announcement at a press conference Thursday evening.

"The patient tested positive today and died today," Bryan said.

The deceased, a 79-year-old man, died at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.

It was also announced that the number of COVID-19 infections in Jamaica is now 15, having increased by two overnight.

Developing story: More details to come.

 

 

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