Sun | Oct 24, 2021

215 new COVID-19 cases, six more fatalities

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 11:37 AM

Six more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 2,059.

The deceased are:

* An 82-year-old woman from St Elizabeth
* A 65-year-old male from St Elizabeth
* A 76-year-old-man from St Elizabeth
* A 90-year-old man from St Elizabeth
* A 75-year-old woman from St Elizabeth
* A 73-year-old man from St Catherine

The Ministry of Health says the deaths occurred between September 8 and October 12.

And one more fatality is under investigation, moving that figure to 319.

Meanwhile, there were 215 new cases with ages ranging from 33 days to 95 years, pushing the total to 86,722 with 29,175 being active.

Of the new cases, 126 are women and 89 are men.

COVID parish breakdown:

* Kingston and St Andrew - 61 
* St Catherine - 55
* St Thomas - 26 
* St Elizabeth - 13 
* Clarendon - 10
* St James - 9
* Hanover - 8
* Portland -  8
* Westmoreland - 7
* Trelawny - 7
* St Ann - 7
* Manchester - 4
* St Mary - 0

A total of 1,379 tests were conducted.

The country's positivity rate stands at 18.1%.

In the meantime, there were 176 more recoveries, increasing the total to 54,895.

Some 393 persons are in hospital with 94 being moderately ill, severely ill 48 and 21 critically ill.

And 35,202 are at home in quarantine. 

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