Three more people have died due to COVID-19.

That’s according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and Wellness late last night.

The Ministry is also reporting 224 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry is extending its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.

The latest victims of the virus are an 88-year-old man from Clarendon who died on August 28; a 73-year-old man, also from Clarendon, who died on August 30; and a 79-year-old man from St. Elizabeth who died yesterday.

According to the Ministry, all three men had underlying conditions, notably Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, alcoholism, and diabetes.

They bring to 24 the total number of COVID-19-related deaths on the island.

Meanwhile, the 224 new positives bring to 2,683 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the island.

The new cases range in age from two to 87 years.

Eighty-one have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew, followed by 51 in St. Catherine, 28 in Portland, 17 in Clarendon, 15 in St. Thomas, 12 in St. James, 6 in Hanover, 5 in Manchester, 4 each in St. Mary and Trelawny, and one in Westmoreland.