Jamaica and the Bahamas have recorded an increase in COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours.
Jamaica has recorded three COVID-19 related deaths, while the Bahamas said two of its nationals died from the virus over the past 24 hours.
Kingston also announced that there were 155 new cases in the last 24 hours, with Nassau reporting 55 additional COVID cases bringing their total cases to 5,143 and 3,370 respectively.
In Jamaica, the death toll now stands at 70, while the Bahamas has recorded 74 COVID-19 deaths.
According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness in jamaica, the three new deaths are those of a 69-year-old man from St Catherine, a 56-year-old woman from Portland, and a 52-year-old woman from St Ann. Both women had comorbidities.
It said that of the 155 newly confirmed cases, there are 70 males and 83 females, with ages ranging from two to 93 years. The gender of two of the cases is yet to be determined.
The island also recorded 57 recoveries, this brings the number of recovered cases to 1,407.
In the Bahamas, the authorities said that New Providence continues to have the most cases of the virus, recording 2,340 to date, followed by Grand Bahama with 616, Abaco 106 and 54 in Bimini.
“The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there are two additional deaths under investigation. This increases the number of deaths under investigation to eighteen (18) and the confirmed death toll remains standing at 74.
Both countries have urged their nationals to follow the measures outlined to prevent the spread of COVID-19.