21 more COVID deaths reported, 510 new cases
Jamaica on Tuesday recorded 510 new COVID-19 cases from 1,684 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 77,497 with 25,004 being active.
This brings the country's positivity rate to 43.4%.
Of the new cases, 293 are women and 216 are men with ages ranging from two days to 103 years.
Meanwhile, 21 more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 1,751.
The deaths occurred between August 30 to September 13, they include:
- a 54-year-old man from Manchester
- a 69-year-old woman from St. Catherine
- a 67-year-old woman from Westmoreland
- a 53-year-old woman from Westmorland
- a 42-year-old man from St. Elizabeth
- a 66-year-old woman from Manchester
- a 68-day-old man from St. Ann
- a 70-year-old man from St. Ann
- a 27-year-old man from Manchester
- a 101-year-old woman from Manchester
- a 61-year-old woman from Manchester
- a 67-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew
- a 90-year-old man from Manchester
- a 36-year-old man from Portland
- a 56-year-old woman from St. Catherine
- a 65-year-old woman from Manchester
- a 25-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew
- a 79-year-old man from St. Ann
- a 54-year-old man from St. Mary
- a 74-year-old man from St. Ann
- a 96-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew
In the meantime, there were 140 more recoveries, bringing that total to 50,217.
Some 760 persons are in hospital with 192 being moderately ill, 124 severley ill and 53 critically ill.
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