Jamaica records 48 new COVID cases and 3 deaths

Jamaica observed 48 new COVID-19 virus cases and reported three deaths due to the virus on 4 May 2021. These cases were confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Jamaica: Jamaica observed 48 new COVID-19 virus cases and reported three deaths due to the virus on 4 May 2021. These cases were confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases rises to 46,087, and a total of 21,646 patients have been recovered from the virus. So far, Jamaica reported 793 deaths due to the mutant.

Of the new COVID-19 cases, nine cases were recorded in St James, eight in Kingston and St Andrew, five each in Clarendon, St Thomas and Westmoreland, six in Manchester while three cases each were reported in Portland, St Catherine and Trelawny and Hanover had one.

If we look at the statistics of the COVID-19 virus worldwide, there are a total of 154 million cases. So far, 90.5 million people have been recovered and globally, 3.22 million people have died due to COVID-19, till now.

The cases of the COVID-19 virus in Jamaica were confirmed on 10 March 2020. Jamaica was the first Caribbean island to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses on 15 March 2021.

Jamaica received COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, which is a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations – (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi,- UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization – (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

CEPI- is a corporation that takes donations from private, public, philanthropic, and other civil society organisations in order to finance independent research projects to – develop vaccines against emerging infectious viruses.

GAVI- previously known as the GAVI Alliance & before that the – Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, is a private-public global health partnership with the aim of increasing access to immunisation in underprivileged pr developing countries.

WHO- is an agency of the – United Nations which is responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution- states its main aim as – the attainment by all peoples to the highest possible level of health.