336 new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, four deaths reported

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported 336 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths on Friday, May 13, bringing the infection total to 132,316 and total deaths to 2,999.

The new cases comprise 208 females and 128 males, with ages ranging from three months to 87 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (78) St Catherine (51), St James (46), St Ann (38), Westmoreland (35), Clarendon (34), Manchester (20), St Elizabeth (12), Hanover (nine), Portland (four), Trelawny (four), St Mary (four) and St Thomas (one).

The deceased include:

• A 78-year-old female from Clarendon who died in January 2021

• A 68-year-old male from St James who died in August 2021

• A 78-year-old male from St James who died in October 2021

• An 87-year-old female from Clarendon who died in January 2022

There were 117 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 85,000.

Currently, 67 people are hospitalised, 12 of whom are moderately ill, five severely ill and two critically ill.

Jamaica's positivity rate for the latest round of testing is 30.3 per cent.

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