COVID-19 Cases Surge Over The Weekend

342 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Jamaica from a sample of 1,029 samples tested on Saturday.

Six more deaths have also been attributed to the disease, one of which was previously under investigation.

The island’s death toll currently stands at 1,196.

Following the most recent reported infections, the country’s positivity rate has risen to 31 per cent.

  

All parishes recorded new cases.

Kingston & St. Andrew accounted for the highest number of new cases with 73, followed by Manchester with 57 and St. Catherine with 45.

Their ages range from 54 days to 90 years.

There have now been 53,237 cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.

There are 4,679 active cases.

The number of persons hospitalised with the coronavirus has jumped to 187 from 157 on Friday.

Twenty-nine patients are critically ill while 46 are moderately ill.

  

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