43 new COVID cases, two deaths, 7.9% positivity rate | Loop Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that 43 new COVID-19 cases were recorded over a 24-hour period up to Sunday afternoon.

This represents an increase of eight cases when compared to the 35 cases recorded on Saturday.

Two COVID-19 deaths that occurred in September 2021, were also recorded on Sunday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,931.

A 67-year-old woman and a 76-year-old man, both from St James, are the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally.

There were 87 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 82,613.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 129,281.

Notably, the island recorded a 7.9 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Sunday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 26 are females and 17 are males, with ages ranging from 11 to 83 years.

The case count was made up of St James (15), Kingston and St Andrew (10), St Ann (five), Hanover (three), Westmoreland (three), Trelawny (two), Clarendon (one), Portland (one), St Catherine (one), St Elizabeth (one), and St Mary (one).

There is one moderately ill patient and one critically ill patient among 290 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 10 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.