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246 new COVID-19 cases, 31 more deaths

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2021 | 12:28 PM

Jamaica has recorded 31 more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 2,103.

The deceased are:

Hanover

* A 56-year-old male
* A 42-year-old female
* An 82-year-old woman
* A 61-year-old woman
* A 71-year-old woman
* A 27-year-old man
* A 59-year-old female
* A 65-year-old female
* A 68-year-old woman

St James

* A 66-year-old woman
* A 31-year-old female
* An 80-year-old man
* A 65-year-old man
* A 76-year-old female whose death was under investigation
* A 48-year-old woman
* An 83-year-old female whose death was previously under investigation
* A 51-year-old woman
* A 41-year-old female whose death was previously under investigation

Trelawny

* A 74-year-old female
* A 49-year-old man
* A 64-year-old woman whose death was previously under investigation

St Ann

* A 62-year-old female
* An 83-year-old man
* A 45-year-old woman whose death was previously under investigation

Kingston and St Andrew

* An 88-year-old woman
* A 75-year-old man
* An 89-year-old female

Manchester

* An 81-year-old female
* An 80-year-old female

St Elizabeth

* A 76-year-old woman

The Ministry of Health says the deaths occurred between August 11 and October 14.

Two more cases have been recorded as coincidental deaths, increasing the tally to 184.

And four more fatalities are under investigation, moving that figure to 322.

Meanwhile, there were 246 new cases with ages ranging from 13 days to 89 years, pushing the total to 87,232 with 29,267 being active.

Of the new cases, 157 are women and 89 are men.

COVID parish breakdown:

* Kingston and St Andrew - 71
* St Catherine - 53
* St Elizabeth - 27  
* Manchester -  24 
* Clarendon - 23 
* St James - 12
* St Thomas -  11
* St Ann - 9   
* Portland - 7 
* Trelawny – 4
* Hanover - 3
* St Mary -   1
* Westmoreland -  1 

A total of 1,478 tests were conducted.

The country's positivity rate stands at 19.1%.

In the meantime, there were 182 more recoveries, increasing the total to 55,264.

Some 370 persons are in hospital with 88 being moderately ill, 44 severely ill and 25 critically ill.

And 35,228 persons are at home in quarantine.

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