26 new COVID cases, two more deaths, 5.1% positivity rate recorded | Loop Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that 26 new COVID-19 cases were recorded over a 24-hour period up to Sunday afternoon.

Two COVID-19 deaths that occurred from February 2021 to August 2021, were also recorded on Sunday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,869.

A 73-year-old man from Hanover and a 78-year-old man from St James are the latest recorded COVID fatalities.

There were 76 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 80,330.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,565.

Notably, the island recorded a 5.1 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Sunday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 17 are females and nine are males, with ages ranging from birth to 73 years.

The case count was made up of St James (seven), St Catherine (seven), Westmoreland (five), Kingston and St Andrew (three), Trelawny (two), Clarendon (one), and St Mary (one).

There are nine moderately ill patients, one severely ill patient and one critically ill patient among 268 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 50 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.

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