297 new COVID cases, 267 hospitalised

February 22, 2021

Of the 960 samples tested for COVID-19 in Jamaica in the last 24 hours, 297 returned positive results for a tally of 21,679 confirmed cases, with 8,083 active.

Of the new cases, 125 are males and 172 are females, with ages ranging from 1 year to 101 years.

Kingston and St Andrew recorded the most new cases with 115, followed by St James with 62, and St Catherine with 58.

Manchester recorded only one new cases, while Portland and St Mary recorded only three each, and Clarendon four, making them the parishes with the least amount of new cases. 

In the meantime, there were 57 more recoveries, increasing the total to 12,988.

Some 267 persons are in hospital with 43 being moderately and 18 critically ill.

According to the Ministry of Health, 12 persons are in government quarantine, while 21,916 are quarantined at home.

Meanwhile, three more Jamaicans have died from the virus pushing the death tally to 399.

The deceased are: an 89-year-old female from Kingston & St. Andrew, a 73-year-old female from St. James, and a 66-year-old female from Westmoreland.

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