Over a hundred Jamaicans have now died from COVID-19.
This follows eight confirmed deaths over the last 24 hours.
It has pushed the country’s death toll to 101.
According to the Health and Wellness Ministry, seven of the eight people who died are from St. Catherine.
The Ministry’s latest report has disclosed that a 78-year-old male from Clarendon died from the virus.
The seven other deceased are a 28-year-old female, a 65-year-old male, a 96-year-old male, another 65-year-old male, a 78-year-old male and a 59-year-old male all from St. Catherine.
The country also recorded another 238 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
This brings the total number of cases to 6,408.
Along gender lines 91 are males and 147 are females with ages ranging from 24-days to 96-years-old.
St. Catherine recorded the highest number of cases with 61.
The parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew recorded 51.
It’s followed by St. Ann at 26, Westmoreland with 17 and St. Elizabeth with 16.
In the latest update yesterday, 29 more people have recovered.
There’re 4,451-active cases.
137 people are currently hospitalized, with 26 moderately ill and 12 critical.