Jamaica reports 190 new COVID cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica reported 190 new cases of COVID-19 and no fatalities on Monday, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

This pushed the total number of cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic to 137,266 and the death toll to 3,056.

Of the newly reported cases, there were 112 females and 78 males with ages ranging from four months to 92 years.

The cases were recorded in St James (62), Westmoreland (29), Kingston and St Andrew (25), St Mary (20), Portland (10), Trelawny (10), Clarendon (nine), Hanover (nine), St Thomas (nine), Manchester (eight), St Catherine (eight), St Ann (two), and St Elizabeth (one).

The country also recorded 81 new recoveries bringing the total number of recoveries to 87,054.

The positivity rate for the latest round of testing was 32.1 per cent.

There are 124 people hospitalised, two of them critically ill.

There are 3,412 confirmed active cases on the island.

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