248 new COVID cases, four deaths, 275 hospitalised

February 25, 2021

Four more Jamaicans have died from COVID-19 pushing the death tally to 410.

The deceased are: a 57-year-old male from St. Catherine, a 66-year-old male from St. Elizabeth, a 57-year-old female from St. James, and a 103-year-old female from St. Catherine whose death was previously under investigation.

Meanwhile, of the 918 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 248 returned positive results, increasing the total confirmed cases to 22,267 with 8,466 active.

Of the new cases, 111 are males and 130 are females, with ages ranging from 4 months to 97 years.

Kingston and St Andrew recorded the most new cases with 91, followed by St Catherine with 46, and Clarendon with 33.

Westmoreland and Portland with only two cases each, were the parishes with the lowest record count.

Some 275 patients are hospitalised with 34 being moderately ill and 21 critical.

In the meantime 66 more persons have recovered, bringing that total to 13,173.

According to the Ministry of Health, 16 persons are in government quarantine, while 21,855 are quarantined at home.

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