157 COVID cases locally in 24 hours; seven new deaths recorded | Loop Jamaica

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An additional 157 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Jamaica over 24 hours up to Saturday afternoon, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

This is while seven COVID-19 deaths occurred from October 11 to October 16 and were recorded on Saturday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,110.

A 60-year-old female from Clarendon and an 88-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew are among the latest COVID fatalities.

There were 198 recoveries on the day, bringing the overall tally to 55,462.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 87,389.

Notably, Jamaica recorded a positivity rate of 11.8 per cent, based on the samples tested on Saturday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 91 are females and 66 are males, with ages ranging from 18 days to 99 years.

The case count was made up of St Catherine (46), Kingston and St Andrew (36), Clarendon (18), St Thomas (12), St James (nine), St Mary (seven), St Elizabeth (seven), Manchester (five), Portland (five), Hanover (four), Trelawny (four), St Ann (two) and Westmoreland (two).

There are 73 moderately ill patients, 45 severely ill patients and 29 critically ill patients among the 29,220 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 389 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.