4 COVID deaths recorded, 39 new cases, 5.1% positivity rate | Loop Jamaica

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Amid Jamaica recording 39 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours up to Saturday afternoon, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a positivity rate of 5-1 per cent for the one-day period.

Four COVID-19 deaths that occurred in August 2021, were also recorded on Saturday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,867.

An 85-year-old woman from St James is among the latest recorded COVID fatalities.

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

There were 142 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 80,254.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,539.

Notably, the 5.1 per cent positivity rate was based on the samples tested on Saturday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 24 are females and 15 are males, with ages ranging from eight months to 99 years.

The case count was made up of St James (14), St Ann (nine), Clarendon (six), St Catherine (four), Kingston and St Andrew (three), Hanover (two), and Westmoreland (one).

There are nine moderately ill patients, one severely ill patients and two critically ill patients among 287 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 48 COVID-19 atients are now hospitalised locally.

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