393 new COVID cases; seven deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica on Friday reported 393 new cases of the COVID-19 and seven more virus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period.

This brings the total number of cases recorded on the island since the start of the pandemic to 134,297 and the death toll to 3,028.

Of the newly reported cases, there were 254 females and 139 males with ages ranging from one day to 108 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (78), St James (66), St Ann (26), St Catherine (88), Westmoreland (19), Hanover (14), St Elizabeth (27), St Mary (three), Trelawny (19), Clarendon (17), Manchester (19), and St Thomas (17).

Meanwhile, the latest fatalities are:

· An 83-year-old female from St Catherine who died in April 2021

· A 56-year-olde female from St Catherine who died in August 2021

· A 31-year-old female from St Elizabeth who died in September 2021

· A 78-year-old male from St Elizabeth

· A 79-year-old female from St Elizabeth

· An 87-year-old female from St Elizabeth

They all died in January 2022.

A 77-year-old male from St Catherine who died in May 2022 was also among the latest victims.

According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the country also recorded 148 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 85,927.

The country’s positivity rate from the latest batch of testing is 28.8 per cent.

There are confirmed 2,842 active cases on the island.

Approximately 94 patients have been hospitalised, two of them are critically ill.

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