5% COVID-positivity rate; 65 new cases, 12 more recorded deaths | Loop Jamaica

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Amid Jamaica recorded 65 new COVID-19 over 24 hours up to Sunday afternoon, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a five per cent positivity rate for the one-day period.

This is while 12 COVID-19 deaths occurred from August 4 to November 6, and were recorded on Sunday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,287.

A 34-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew, a 47-year-old male from St Catherine, and an 89-year-old female from St Ann are among the latest recorded COVID fatalities.

There were 249 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 59,318.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 89,746.

Notably, the five per cent positivity rate was based on the samples tested on Sunday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 40 are females and 25 are males, with ages ranging from five to 92 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (30), St Catherine (18), Clarendon (four), St Ann (three), Hanover (two), Manchester (two), St Elizabeth (two), Portland (one), St Mary (one), Westmoreland (one), and St Thomas (one).

There are 35 moderately ill patients, 23 severely ill patients and 11 critically ill patients among 1,147 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

The Health Ministry did not provide a reason for the dramatic fall in active cases, but said the figure represented cases recorded over the last two weeks.

A total of 224 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.