7.6 per cent COVID-positivity rate, 44 new cases, one death | Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica’s COVID-19 positivity rose above the global benchmark of five per cent, with a 7.6 per cent rate being recorded on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is also reporting that the island recorded 44 new COVID-19 cases over a 24 hour period up to Tuesday afternoon.

One COVID-19 death that occurred in August 2021 was also recorded on Tuesday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,899.

An 81-year-old man from Westmoreland is the latest recorded COVID fatality nationally.

There were 84 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 81,588.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,924.

Notably, the 7.6 per cent positivity rate was based on the samples that were tested on Tuesday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 27 are females and 17 are males, with ages ranging from seven months to 82 years.

The case count was made up of St James (16), St Ann (12), Kingston and St Andrew (six), Hanover (three), Westmoreland (three), Trelawny (two), Manchester (one), and St Catherine (one).

There are six moderately ill patients and one critically ill patient among 226 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 15 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.

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