28 new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, no deaths reported

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported 28 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, August 8, bringing the infection total to 147,344.

The new cases comprise 17 females and 11 males, with ages ranging from 14 years to 87 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (17), St James (six), St Catherine (four), and St Elizabeth (one).

No deaths were reported for the period.

There were 95 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 94,623.

Currently, 121 people are hospitalised, 28 of whom are moderately ill, five severely ill and seven critically ill.

Jamaica's positivity rate for the latest round of testing is 14 per cent.

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