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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that 20 new COVID-19 cases were recorded over a 24-hour period up to Friday afternoon.
Twelve COVID-19 deaths that occurred from October 2021 to April 2022, were also recorded on Friday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,914.
A 94-year-old man from Trelawny is among the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally. There were 71 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 81,889.
The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,992.
Notably, the island recorded a 2.1 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Friday.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 12 are males and 3eight are females, with ages ranging from one to 71 years.
The case count was made up of St James (four), St Ann (four), Westmoreland (three), Kingston and St Andrew (two), St Mary (two), St Catherine (two), Clarendon (one), Manchester (one), and Trelawny (one).
There are six moderately ill patients and one critically ill patients among 215 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.
A total of 14 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.
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