Sun | Oct 24, 2021

19 more COVID-19 deaths, 51 new cases

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:19 PM

Jamaica has recorded 19 more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 2,053.

The deceased are:

Hanover

* An 84-year-old male
* A 52-year-old male
* A 68-year-old man
* A 69-year-old woman
* A 93-year-old woman
* A 68-year-old male
* A 54-year-old female
* A 53-year-old male
* An 85-year-old female
* A 57-year-old female
* A 68-year-old woman
* A 65-year-old man
* A 43-year-old male
* A 45-year-old female

St Ann

* A 69-year-old woman
* An 88-year-old man

St Catherine

* A 72-year-old man
* An 86-year-old woman

St James

* A 34-year-old woman

The health ministry says the deaths occurred between July 31 and October 10.

Two more fatalities have been recorded as coincidental deaths, increasing the tally to 182.

And one more death is under investigation, moving that figure to 318.

Meanwhile, there were 51 new cases with ages ranging from six days to 100 years, pushing the total to 86,507 with 29,143 being active.

Of the new cases, 28 are women and 23 are men.

COVID parish breakdown:

* Kingston and St Andrew - 19
* St Catherine - 10
* St Mary - 8 
* Clarendon - 6
* Westmoreland - 3 
* Portland - 3
* St James - 1
* St Ann -  1  
* Manchester - 0  
* St Elizabeth - 0  
* Trelawny - 0
* Hanover - 0
* St Thomas -  0

A total of 683 tests were conducted.

The country's positivity rate stands at 8.8%.

In the meantime, there were 150 more recoveries, increasing the total to 54,719.

Some 415 persons are in hospital with 105 being moderately ill, 51 severely ill and 31 critically ill.

One person is in government quarantine, while 34,684 are at home.

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