Jamaica reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported that a suspected COVID-19 related death is currently under investigation, while 36 new cases were reported on Thursday, September 22.

The Ministry reported three fatalities, which pushed the nation’s total number of deaths to 3,304 and the total number of positive cases to 151,542.

The deaths recorded were a 53-year-old male from Clarendon, a 94-year-old female and a 92-year-old male from St Elizabeth.

Of the newly reported cases, there were 19 females and 17 males, with ages ranging from 12 days months to 88 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston & St Andrew (15), Westmoreland (five), St Ann (four), St Catherine (three), Clarendon (three), Manchester (two), St James (two), St Mary (one) and St Thomas (one).

There were 95 recoveries in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 98,643.

Currently, 76 people are hospitalised, 16 of whom are moderately ill, two severely ill and one in critical condition, the Ministry said.

Jamaica’s positivity rate for the latest round of testing is 9.6 per cent, the Ministry added.

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