According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States has a total of over 30.6 million confirmed coronavirus cases, while the country's COVID-19 death toll stands at over 554,000.
The deceased are an 84-year-old man from Westmoreland and an 80-year-old woman from St James.
As of midnight, Saturday April 3, the HPSC has been notified of 457 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There are 692,206 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16,218 total deaths in MI. In the past week, the U.S. was registering, on average, a little over 65,000 new cases per day, which is a 20% increase from two weeks earlier.
One more case was recorded as a coincidental death, increasing the number to 101.
Kingston and St Andrew with 54 cases and St Catherine with 44, were the clear leaders among the parishes in terms of the new case count.
A total of 1,439 tests were conducted.
The ministry also reported that of 392 persons now hospitalised with the virus, 44 are classified as being moderately ill, while 44 are classified as being critically ill.