49 new COVID-19 cases locally; one additional death | Loop Jamaica

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An additional 49 COVID-19 cases were recorded over 24 hours up to Monday afternoon.

According to the Health and Wellness Ministry, one death was recorded on Monday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,184.

The deceased is a 78-year-old male from Manchester.

The separate deaths of two COVID-19 patients are under investigation by health officials.

Meanwhile, there were 183 recoveries on the day, bringing the overall tally to 56,944.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 88,480.

Notably, Jamaica recorded a positivity rate of 8.3 per cent, based on the samples tested on Monday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 34 are females and 15 are males, with ages ranging from 10 months to 89 years.

The case count was made of Kingston and St Andrew (12), St Catherine (10), Clarendon (nine), St James (five), Trelawny (five), St Thomas (three), Westmoreland (two), Manchester (two), and Hanover (one).

There are 78 moderately ill patients, 32 severely ill patients and 22 critically ill patients among the 28,751 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 340 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.