Seven more COVID deaths as 165 new cases recorded

April 22, 2021

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded seven more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 751.

The deceased include three men from Kingston and St Andrew aged 73, 65 and 64, a 69-year-old man from St Catherine, a 60-year-old man from St Mary, one woman aged 80 from Westmoreland, and a 67-year-old woman from St. James.

Two more fatalities are under investigation, moving that figure to 122.

Meanwhile, there were 165 new infections with ages ranging from nine days to 94 years, increasing total confirmed cases to 44,502 with 23,259 being active.

Of the new cases, 82 are women and 83 are men.

The country’s positivity rate still stands at 15.7%.

In the meantime, there were 100 more recoveries, increasing the total to 20,170.

Some 269 persons are in hospital with 20 being moderately ill and 26 critically ill.

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