4.7 per cent COVID-positivity rate, 28 new cases, no death | Loop Jamaica

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Amid Jamaica recording 28 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours up to Saturday afternoon, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a positivity rate of 4.7 per cent for the one-day period.

There was no coronavirus related death recorded for the one-day reporting period.

The overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica remains at 2,914.

However, the separate death of one COVID-19 patient has been classified as being coincidental.

There were 75 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 81,958.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 129,020.

Notably, the 4.7 per cent positivity rate was based on the samples that were tested on Saturday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 18 are females and 10 are males, with ages ranging from one to 81 years.

The case count was made up of St James (five), St Catherine (five), Kingston and St Andrew (four), Clarendon (four), Trelawny (two), St Ann (two), Hanover (two), Portland (one), Westmoreland (one), St Elizabeth (one), and St Mary (one).

There are six moderately ill patients and one critically ill patient among 238 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 15 patients are now hospitalised locally.

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