Five COVID deaths, 66 new cases, 14.8% positivity rate | Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases over a 24-hour period up to Tuesday afternoon.

Five COVID-19 deaths that occurred from December 2020 to August 2021, were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,954.

A 90-year-old man from St Catherine is among the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally.

There were 56 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 83,200.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 129,747.

Notably, the island recorded a 14.8 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Tuesday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 40 are females and 26 are males, with ages ranging from five to 84 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (24), St James (19), Westmoreland (six), Hanover (five), St Catherine (five), St Ann (three), Trelawny (two), Clarendon (one), and Manchester (one).

There are five moderately ill patients and two critically ill patients among 453 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

There are 22 COVID-19 patients now hospitalised locally.