Jamaica reports 101 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health and Wellness, on Wednesday, September 21, reported 101 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths, bringing the infection total to 151, 506.

The new cases comprise 53 females and 48 males, with ages ranging from five days to 91 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston & St Andrew (38), St Catherine (15), Westmoreland (15), St Thomas (8), Clarendon (six), St Elizabeth (five), St James (five), Portland (three), Manchester (two), St Mary (two), Hanover (one) and Trelawny (one).

Two deaths were recorded for the period. These were a 69-year-old female and a 68-year-old female from St Catherine. This brings the total number of fatalities to 3,301.

There were 104 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 98,548.

Currently, 84 people are hospitalised, 20 of whom are moderately ill, five severely ill and three in critical condition.

Jamaica’s positivity rate for the latest round of testing is 9.5 per cent, the Ministry said.

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