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189 new COVID cases in Jamaica, 22 more deaths

Saturday, October 23, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica recorded 189 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths on Friday, bringing the infection total to 88,159 and the virus death toll to 2,175.

The deaths occurred between August 30 and October 21, 2021.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported that the new cases comprise 77 females and 112 males with ages ranging from five months to 98 years. 

The cases were recorded in St Catherine (101), Kingston and St Andrew (29), St James (12), St Thomas (nine), Trelawny (eight), Clarendon (seven), Manchester and St Ann (six each), Hanover and St Elizabeth (three each), St Mary and Westmoreland (two each), Portland (one).

The deceased are: 

In the meantime, 164 more people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing total recoveries to 56,435.

Currently, 325 people are hospitalised, 35 of which are severely ill, while 22 are critically ill and 60 are moderately ill.

There are 28,952 confirmed active COVID-19 cases on the island.