22 new COVID cases, one death, 4.1% positivity rate | Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases over a 24-hour period up to Thursday afternoon.

One COVID-19 death that occurred from September 2021, was also recorded on Thursday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,902.

A 73-year-old woman from St Catherine is the latest recorded COVID fatality.

There were 141 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 81,812.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,972.

Notably, the island recorded a 4.1 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Thursday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 13 are males and nine are females, with ages ranging from four to 58 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (seven), St Catherine (five), St James (three), St Ann (three), St Thomas (one), Clarendon (one), Portland (one), and Westmoreland (one).

There are eight moderately ill patients and one critically ill patients among 304 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 16 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.

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