Two elderly men latest COVID deaths; 26 new cases, 3% positivity | Loop Jamaica

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Amid Jamaica recording 26 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours up to Wednesday afternoon, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a positivity rate of 3.0 per cent for the one-day period.

Two COVID-19 deaths that occurred from August to September 2021, were also recorded on Thursday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,901.

A 65-year-old man from St James and an 81-year-old man from St Catherine are the latest recorded COVID fatalities nationally.

The separate deaths of three COVID-19 patients have been classified as being coincidental.

There were 83 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 81,671.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 128,950.

Notably, the 3.0 per cent positivity rate was based on the samples that were tested on Wednesday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 13 are females and 13 are males, with ages ranging from five months to 75 years.

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

There are seven moderately ill patients and one severely ill patient among 263 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 16 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.