4.3 per cent COVID-positivity rate; 32 new cases, three deaths | Loop Jamaica

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Amid Jamaica recording 32 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours up to Saturday afternoon, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a positivity rate of 4.3 per cent for the one-day period.

Three COVID-19 deaths that occurred from March 2021 to January 2022, were also recorded on Saturday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,896.

A 93-year-old man from St Catherine is among the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally.

The separate death of one COVID-19 patient is under investigation by health authorities.

There were 76 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 81,358.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,843.

Notably, the 4.3 per cent positivity rate was based on the samples that were tested on Saturday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 22 are males and 10 are males, with ages ranging from one to 87 years.

The case count was made up of St James (11), Kingston and St Andrew (10), St Mary (three), St Ann (two), Hanover (two), Manchester (one), St Catherine (one), St Elizabeth (one), and Westmoreland (one).

There are four moderately ill patients and five severely ill patients among 206 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 18 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.

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