68 new COVID cases in Jamaica, one death reported

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported 68 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Monday, June 28, bringing the infection total to 142,626 and total deaths to 3,121.

The new cases comprise 32 females and 36 males, with ages ranging from four months to 96 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (20), St James (10), St Catherine (nine), Portland (seven) and Westmoreland (seven), Manchester (three), St Mary (three), Trelawny (three), Clarendon (two), St Ann (two), and St Elizabeth (two).

The deceased is a 55-year-old female from Clarendon (the case was previously under investigation).

There were 97 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 90,762.

Currently, 113 people are hospitalised, 31 of whom are moderately ill, 13 severely ill and five critically ill.

Jamaica's positivity rate for the latest round of testing was 16.9 per cent.

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