Jamaica reports 108 new COVID cases, two deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 and two fatalities on Thursday, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

This pushed the total number of cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic to 142,912 and the death toll to 3,130.

Of the newly reported cases, there were 71 females and 37 males with ages ranging from two days to 85 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (57), St Catherine (17), Clarendon (eight), St Elizabeth (seven), St James (three), St Mary (two), Trelawny (two), Manchester (one), and St Thomas (one).

Meanwhile, the latest fatalities are an 83-year-old man from Westmoreland, whose death was recorded in June 2022 and a 75-year-old woman from St James, whose death was recorded in September 2021.

The country also recorded 66 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 91,051.

The positivity rate for the latest round of testing was 24.7 per cent. There are 106 people hospitalised, seven of them critically ill.

There are 1,643 confirmed active cases on the island.

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