7.4 per cent COVID-positivity rate; 35 new cases, four deaths | Loop Jamaica

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Amid Jamaica recording 35 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours up to Tuesday afternoon, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a positivity rate of 7.4 per cent for the one-day period.

Four COVID-19 deaths that occurred from July 2021 to January 2022, were also recorded on Tuesday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,936.

A 28-year-old man from Trelawny is among the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally.

The separate death of one COVID-19 patient is under investigation by health authorities, while the death of another patient has been classified as being coincidental.

There were 84 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 82,777.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 129,347.

Notably, the 7.4 per cent positivity rate was based on the samples that were tested on Tuesday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 18 are males and 17 are females, with ages ranging from one to 71 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (16), St James (eight), St Ann (three), St Catherine (three), Hanover (two), Clarendon (one), St Elizabeth (one), and Westmoreland (one).

There are four moderately ill patients among 295 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

There are now 13 COVID-19 patients hospitalised locally.

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