KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has recorded its first COVID-19 death, the Ministry of Health announced this afternoon.
The 79-year-old man from Clarendon died at the isolation facility at the Mandeville Regional Hospital today after his condition started to deteriorate.
He was being prepared to be transferred to the University Hospital of the West Indies when he died.
The man was a diabetic who had resided in the United States.
Two more positive cases have also been confirmed, bringing the country’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 15.