131 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica on Tuesday recorded 131 new cases of COVID-19 and three new virus-related deaths, bringing the total confirmed cases to 135,462 and the death toll to 3,042.

Of the newly reported cases, there were 84 females and 47 males with ages ranging from one day to 108 years.

The new cases were recorded in St James (49), Kingston and St Andrew (36), St Ann (14) Westmoreland (13), St Ann (eight), St Catherine (Seven), Clarendon (five), Manchester (six), Hanover (three), Portland and St Marry (two).

St Elizabeth, St Thomas and Trelawny were the only parishes to record zero cases.

Meanwhile, the latest fatalities are:

1. A 51-year-old male from St Catherine who died in February 2021

2. An 85-year-old female from St Catherine who died in August 2021

3. A 59-year-old man from Clarendon who died in May 2022

According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the country also recorded 156 new recoveries, for a total of 86,444.

The country’s positivity rate from the latest batch of testing is 28.3 per cent.

107 patients are hospitalised, three of them are critically ill.

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