The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that another COVID-19-positive patient has died in Jamaica.
The deceased is a 28-year-old female from St James.
At the same time, in the last 24 hours, the country recorded 245 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, the largest one-day increase on record. These bring the total cases on record for the island to 2,357.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 116 are females and 100 are males with ages ranging from two weeks to 90 years. The sex classification for 29 of the new cases are still being investigated, the ministry said.
The cases were recorded in Kingston St Andrew (92), St Catherine (62), St James (27), St Thomas (15), Portland (9), St Ann (8), Clarendon (8), Manchester (7), St Elizabeth (6), Hanover (5), St Mary (4), Trelawny (1) and Westmoreland (1).
Of the new cases, 12 are contacts of confirmed cases, eight are imported and the remaining 225 cases are under investigation, the ministry said.