72 new COVID cases, nine more deaths

October 12, 2021

Jamaica on Monday recorded 72 new COVID-19 cases from 802 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 86,456 with 29,264 being active.

The country's positivity rate is currently 13.2%.

Of the new cases, 38 are women and 34 are men with ages ranging from 11 days to 97 years.

Meanwhile, nine more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 2,034. 

The deaths which occurred between September 18 - October 11 include: 

- a 46-year-old woman from St. Elizabeth

- a 41-year-old woman from St. Catherine

- a 46-year-old man from Clarendon

- a 65-year-old woman from St. Catherine

- a 35-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew

- a 68-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew 

- a 55-year-old man from St. Elizabeth

- a 57-year-old man from St. Catherine

- a 69-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew

In the meantime, there were 145 more recoveries, bringing that total to 54,569.

Some 391 persons are in hospital with 94 being moderately ill, 52 severley ill and 31 critically ill.

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