Two 73-y-o men both from St James die from COVID; 35 new cases | Loop Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that 35 new COVID-19 cases were recorded over a 24-hour period up to Friday afternoon.

Two COVID-19 deaths that occurred in September 2021, were also recorded on Friday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,926.

Two 73-year-old men, both from St James, are the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally.

The separate death of one COVID-19 patient is under investigation by health officials.

There were 90 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 82,455.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 129,203.

Notably, the island recorded a 5.2 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Friday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 23 are females and 12 are males, with ages ranging from four months to 63 years.

The case count was made up of St James (11), Kingston and St Andrew (seven), St Ann (four), St Catherine (four), Clarendon (three), Westmoreland (three), Hanover (one), St Elizabeth (one), and Trelawny (one).

There is one critically ill patient among 274 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

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

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