7 recorded COVID deaths; 115 new cases, 21.6% positivity

The Ministry of Health and Welfare reports that 115 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded over a 24-hour period up to Thursday afternoon.

Seven COVID-19 deaths that occurred from May 2021 to September 2022 were also recorded on Thursday, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths in Jamaica to 3,277.

A 96-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew is among the latest recorded COVID deaths nationwide.

There were 83 recoveries that day, bringing the total to 97,342.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number recorded for the island to 150,590.

Notably, the island recorded a positivity rate of 21.6% based on samples tested on Thursday.

Of the new confirmed cases, 79 are female and 36 are male, aged 45 days to 99 years.

The number of cases was made up of St Ann (31), Kingston and St Andrew (24), Manchester (12), St Catherine (12), St James (11), St Thomas (seven), St Elizabeth (six), Clarendon (five), Westmoreland (three), Hanover (two), Trelawny (one) and St Mary’s (one).

There are 23 moderately ill patients, three critically ill patients and three critically ill patients among the 950 active cases currently under observation in Jamaica.

There are now 101 COVID-19 patients hospitalized locally.

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