123 new COVID cases recorded amid two deaths | Loop Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that 123 new COVID-19 cases were recorded over a 24-hour period up to Wednesday afternoon.

Two COVID-19 deaths that occurred from January to February, were also recorded on Wednesday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,972.

An 70-year-old woman from St James and a 99-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew are the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally.

There were 170 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 84,044.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 130,596.

Notably, the island recorded a 10.6 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Wednesday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 74 are females and 49 are males, with ages ranging from 69 days to 88 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (31), St Catherine (26), St James (19), St Ann (17), Clarendon (seven), Westmoreland (six), St Thomas (five), Manchester (five), Trelawny (four), Portland (one), St Elizabeth (one), and St Mary (one).

There are 14 moderately ill patients, two severely ill patients and two critically ill patients among 990 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 39 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.