Jamaica records 544 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Petchary's Blog

My apologies for not writing more about many other issues that concern me (and there are many important ones, especially related to the environment and climate change). However, COVID-19 has overwhelmed everything and everyone. We were shocked to learn the numbers for yesterday (August 12). The Delta variant (and the expected Third Wave) is clearly with us.

Please, please get vaccinated! Vaccines are here. Don’t delay!

In case you missed last night’s lengthy press briefing at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, here is the recording.

Here is a release from the Ministry:

Jamaica records 544 new COVID-19 positives

  • 8 deaths confirmed while hospitals remain over capacity

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Friday, August 13, 2021: In the last 24 hours, Jamaica has confirmed 544 new cases of COVID-19 infections and eight (8) deaths while hospitals islandwide remain over capacity, reinforcing the need for redoubled efforts at infection prevention and…

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