December 17, 2021
The graph above shows deaths reported since the previous day and the 7-day moving average
As of December 17, 2021, the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had spread across the globe to six continents, over five million people had died after contracting the respiratory virus. Cases now stand at 273,542,010 globally.
Based on the COVID-19 Clinical Management Summary for Thursday, December 16, 2021, the overall number of cases in Jamaica has reached 91,972 with 45 confirmed cases within 24 hours. Additionally, there were 8 deaths recorded, hence Jamaica’s death toll for COVID-19 positive individuals stands at 2,441.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness indicated that a total of 351 deaths have been under investigation as at December 16, 2021. Coincidental deaths as at the same date amounted to 191.
Approximately 220 countries and territories worldwide have been affected by the COVID-19 disease. The virus is still circulating at very high rates, and many countries have reintroduced lockdown rules to slow the spread recorded over the winter months. Furthermore, fresh travel restrictions have been implemented following the discovery of new variants, particularly those first identified in the UK and South Africa.
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