KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica on Friday, reported 183 new cases of COVID-19 and two more virus-related deaths.
This brings the total number of cases recorded on the island since the start of the pandemic to 147,908 and the death toll to 3,221.
Of the newly reported cases, there were 113 females and 70 males with ages ranging from one day to 108 years.
The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (58), St James (13), St Ann (nine), St Catherine (43), Westmoreland (five), St Elizabeth (10), Trelawny (three), Clarendon (16), Manchester (seven), Portland (four), Hanover (one), St Thomas and St Mary (seven).
Meanwhile, the latest fatalities are:
An 88-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew who died in August 2022 and;
A 71-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew who died in August 2022.
According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the country also recorded 90 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 94,999.
The country’s positivity rate from the latest batch of testing is 23.7 per cent.
There are confirmed 1,314 active cases on the island.
Approximately 126 patients are hospitalised.