15 COVID deaths, 117 new cases recorded in 24 hours | Loop Jamaica

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An additional 117 COVID-19 cases were recorded over 24 hours up to Thursday afternoon in Jamaica.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, 15 COVID-19 deaths occurred from March 25 to November 2, and were recorded on Thursday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,272.

Ten of the deaths recorded were previously under investigation.

A 37-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew, a 65-year-old male from St James, and an 86-year-old female from Hanover are among the COVID fatalities.

The separate death of a COVID-19 patient is under investigation by health officials, while one death is classified as coincidental.

There were 146 recoveries on the day, bringing the tally to 58,722.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 89,466.

Notably, Jamaica recorded a positivity rate of 11.5 per cent, based on the samples tested on Thursday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 71 are females and 62 are males, with ages ranging from eight months to 97 years.

The case count was made of St Catherine (36), St Ann (26), Kingston and St Andrew (18), Clarendon (nine), St James (six), St Thomas (five), Trelawny (five), Manchester (five), St Mary (three), Hanover (two), and St Elizabeth (one), and Westmoreland (one).

There are 40 moderately ill patients, 27 severely ill patients and 18 critically ill patients among the 27,856 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 243 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.