Jamaica reports 363 new COVID cases, four deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica on Saturday reported 363 new cases of the COVID-19 and four 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 134,660 and the death toll to 3,032.

Of the newly reported cases, there were 217 females and 146 males with ages ranging from one day to 108 years.

The cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (71), St James (63), St Ann (14), St Catherine (57), Westmoreland (25), Hanover (nine), St Elizabeth (31), St Mary (21), Trelawny (14), Clarendon (21), Manchester (24), Portland (nine) and St Thomas (four).

Meanwhile, the latest fatalities are:

· A 74-year-old female from St Catherine who died in March 2021

· A 60-year-old female from St Catherine who died in April 2021

· A 65-year-old female from St Catherine who died in May 2021

· A 70-year-old female from St Catherine who died in June 2021.

According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the country also recorded 118 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 86,045.

The country’s positivity rate from the latest batch of testing is 35.6 per cent.

There are 2,935 confirmed active cases on the island.

Approximately 96 patients have been hospitalised, two of them critically ill.

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