77-y-o man dies from COVID; 23 new cases recorded | Loop Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that 23 new COVID-19 cases were recorded over a 24-hour period up to Monday afternoon.

One COVID-19 death that occurred in February 2021, was also recorded on Monday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,882.

A 77-year-old man from St Catherine is the latest recorded COVID fatality.

There were 98 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 80,984.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,727.

Notably, the island recorded a 4.9 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Tuesday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 14 are females and nine are males, with ages ranging from one to 84 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (eight), St James (five), Westmoreland (four), St Ann (two), Trelawny (two), St Elizabeth (one), and Clarendon (one).

There are four moderately ill patients and five severely ill patients among 224 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 26 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.